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: 10.30am-12.00pm
Battle for technological progress Frobisher Auditorium 1
Private or public morality? Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 19 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Cinema 1
Battle for technological progress Frobisher Auditorium 1
Saturday 19 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Keynote Controversies Cinema 1
Battle for technological progress Frobisher Auditorium 1
Saturday 19 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Battle for technological progress Frobisher Auditorium 1
Sunday 20 October: 9.30am-10.15am
Economic solutions? Conservatory
Sunday 20 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Economic solutions? Conservatory
Sunday 20 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Economic solutions? Conservatory
Sunday 20 October: 3.30pm-4.45pm
Economic solutions? Conservatory
Sunday 20 October: 5.15pm-6.15pm
Economic solutions? Conservatory

Life off Earth: are the aliens out there?

"I was impressed by the intensity of the debate and the high level of intellectual engagement, not least by the audience. It was an invigorating, even exhilarating experience to be part of a festival based on the conviction that disagreement is good. The Battle of Ideas is a fantastic concept, may it spread epidemically to the rest of the world. I am already looking forward to next year's event."
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, professor of social anthropology, University of Oslo; novelist

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