Festival Attractions

The Battle of Ideas is primarily a festival of organised debates and panel discussions, but it also aims to provide a forum for expanding our minds more generally. These special events are ideal for those who want to want to embrace culture or simply continue the discussion over a drink.

Saturday 17 October, 10.00am to 6.00pm Level G
Saturday 17 October, 10.00am to 6.00pm Level G Foyer
Saturday 17 October, 1.10pm to 1.50pm Garden Room
Saturday 17 October, 5.30pm to 6.45pm Tour departs from Level G, Advanced Box Office
Saturday 17 October, 6.45pm to 9.00pm Milton Court
Sunday 18 October, 11.00am to 3.00pm Level G Foyer
Sunday 18 October, 1.10pm to 1.50pm Garden Room
Sunday 18 October, 6.45pm to 8.30pm Conservatory

Multinationals: curse or blessing for the developing world?

"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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