Strand: Battle Talk

Battle Talks are informal ‘in conversation’-style discussions with a couple of speakers interrogated by a compere, and plenty of time for audience questions and contributions.

 Saturday

10.30am to 12.00pm Henry Moore Gallery
Is identity politics undermining democracy?

 Saturday

1.30pm to 3.00pm Henry Moore Gallery
Toxic Childhood

 Saturday

3.30pm to 5.00pm Henry Moore Gallery
China’s future

 Sunday

11.00am to 12.30pm Henry Moore Gallery
London 2012

 Sunday

2.00pm to 3.30pm Henry Moore Gallery
The future of journalism

 Sunday

4.00pm to 5.30pm Henry Moore Gallery
Frederick Engels

 Festival Buzz

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'Turn That Racket Off' [Opens in new window]

"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times