Strands run through the format of the festival weekend, allowing in depth examination of a subject. Select a strand below to find out more.
Technological Innovation (audio available}
Defending Everyday Liberties (audio available}
Austerity Dilemmas (audio available}
Me, Me, Me Politics (audio available}
Eye on the World
Special topical sessions
International Satellite Events 2014
From bullet trains to driverless cars: where is transport going?
"Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years."
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board