2013 Programme: Keynote Controversies

Big sessions discussing big ideas

Saturday 19 October 2013
10.30am to 12.00pm Cinema 1
1.30pm to 3.00pm Cinema 1
Sunday 20 October 2013
5.15pm to 6.15pm Cinema 1

Produced by
Academy of Ideas

Are the Germans still European?

"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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