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.

Or view and print out the Timetable as a two-page PDF.

Saturday 19 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
School Fights Frobisher 1-3
Saturday 19 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Literature Wars Hammerson Room
Saturday 19 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Literature Wars Hammerson Room
Saturday 19 October: 5.30pm-6.45pm
Literature Wars Hammerson Room
Balloon Debate Camera Café
Sunday 20 October: 9.30am-10.15am
Sunday 20 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Sunday 20 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Contemporary Controversies Frobisher 1-3
Artistic Battles Garden Room
Sunday 20 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Artistic Battles Garden Room
Sunday 20 October: 3.30pm-4.45pm
Artistic Battles Garden Room
Sunday 20 October: 5.15pm-6.15pm
Sunday 20 October: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Plenary Barbican Theatre

Intellectual legacy: the battle for which ideas?

"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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