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
Feeding the world: can we engineer away hunger?
"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