This year’s festival also features a number of specially programmed events to complement the debates. Attractions include: Learn Latin in half an hour with Nevile Gwynne; performances from Fill It With Accordionists; a specially curated Classical Jam; rapid-fire lunchtime debates with Battle Bites; and soak up the intellectual buzz in the Ideas Market or our Freedom Read-a-thon. Ticketholders also get admission to our Saturday evening reception with performers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and toast the festival’s past, present and future at our Tenth Anniversary Drinks on Sunday.
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"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student