2011 Programme: Festival weekend overview

The Festival weekend includes more than 70 debates which are listed below ordered by time slot and room. To see Saturday or Sunday sessions only, select the day you want from the menu on the left or select sessions by Theme.

Or view and print out the Timetable as a two-page PDF.

Saturday 29 October: 10.30am-12.00pm
Saturday 29 October: 12.15pm-1.15pm
Saturday 29 October: 1.30pm-3.00pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 29 October: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Courtyard Gallery
Sunday 30 October: 9.45am-10.30am
Sunday 30 October: 10.45am-12.15pm
Sunday 30 October: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Lunchtime Debates Students' Union
Sunday 30 October: 1.45pm-3.15pm
Sunday 30 October: 3.45pm-5.15pm
Sunday 30 October: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Still the Opium of the Masses

"The Battle of Ideas is a global treasure. Bringing together some of the world's leading thinkers for civil dialogue on an array of topics, the festival is a must-see for those deeply committed to the free exchange of ideas."
Fredrick C. Harris, professor of political science, Columbia University

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