Theme: Education


10.30am to 12.00pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery Keynote Controversies
What is education for?

1.30pm to 3.00pm Cafe Café Conversations
Academic freedom under threat

3.30pm to 5.00pm Seminar Space Battle for Music
Teach the world to sing

5.15pm to 6.00pm Cafe Contemporary Questions
All tested out


8.00am to 8.45am Lecture Theatre 1 Breakfast Banter
Debating Darwin

11.00am to 12.30pm Lecture Theatre 2 Salon Debates
School sport

12.45pm to 1.45pm Lecture Theatre 2 Lunchtime Debates
Debating Matters showcase debate on libraries

2.00pm to 3.30pm Cafe Café Conversations
Moralising the curriculum

 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