2014 is the tenth year of Bristol Festival of Ideas, and their packed Autumn programme has over 80 events. There are two new festivals: one looking at politics, the other at health. Their third annual Festival of Economics includes debates on housing, crime and punishment and what happens when quantitative easing comes to an end. The new Mayor's series will be looking at London, Bristol and other cities - asking how much better off Bristol might be if we controlled more of our own funds and had more powers - alongside the Mayor's annual lecture on the state of the Bristol economy.
Look out for events with leading writers, psychologists, scientists, cartoonists, graphic novelists, historians, political scientists, philosophers and more including Francis Fukuyama, Rebecca Goldstein, Walter Mischel, Jacqueline Rose, Steve Bell, John Lahr, David Mitchell, Susan Greenfield, Jonathan Powell, Jim Al-Khalili and Alice Roberts.
The Festival of Ideas Bristol 2014 programme marking the First World War culminates this Autumn with the exhibition Moved by Conflict, a free lecture series, a free book for Bristol citizens on the city at war and much more: check out bristol2014.com for more details of the full programme.
See the complete Festival of Ideas programme, including all the talks and discussions at Watershed and other venues across Bristol.