Festival Attractions

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.

Saturday 18 October, 9.30am to 9.50am Free Stage
Saturday 18 October, 10.00am to Sunday 19 October, 6.00pm Level G
Saturday 18 October, 10.30am to 6.00pm Level G
Saturday 18 October, 1.10pm to 1.50pm Free Stage
Saturday 18 October, 5.30pm to 7.00pm Advanced Box Office, Level G
Saturday 18 October, 6.45pm to 9.00pm Conservatory
Sunday 19 October, 11.00am to 3.00pm Art Space C
Sunday 19 October, 1.10pm to 1.40pm Hammerson Room
Sunday 19 October, 6.45pm to 8.30pm Milton Court Level -2 Bar

Big Data, big danger?

"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

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