2013 Programme: Festival weekend overview

The Festival weekend includes more than 70 debates which are listed below ordered by time slot and room. To see Saturday or Sunday sessions only, select the day you want from the menu on the left or select sessions by Theme.

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Saturday 19 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Cinema 1
Saturday 19 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Battle for technological progress Frobisher Auditorium 1
Sunday 20 October: 9.30am-10.15am
Wrestling with the World Pit Theatre
Sunday 20 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Wrestling with the World Pit Theatre
Contemporary Controversies Frobisher 1-3
Sunday 20 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Wrestling with the World Pit Theatre
Sunday 20 October: 3.30pm-4.45pm
Wrestling with the World Pit Theatre
Economic solutions? Conservatory
Sunday 20 October: 5.15pm-6.15pm
Wrestling with the World Pit Theatre

Illuminating the Middle Ages

"The rules of the game at The Battle of Ideas makes beating about the bush impossible. When you are given 5 minutes to make your point, you either say something essential, or you reveal that you have nothing really to say. This eliminates 'the unbearable lightness' of speculation that haunts public debate."
Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist

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