Can a Partnership Ever Be Forged?
Monday 14 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Seventy years after independence from the British Empire, relations between Pakistan and India veer between cool and downright hostile. With tense borders, little trade and a history of violence haunting contemporary relations, what are the options for...
How Can Britain be Successful on the World Stage?
Tuesday 15 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Empowerment and Wellbeing
Wednesday 16 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mental health problems often start during the teenage and early adult years and the stigma can be a devastating problem, stalling recovery. Building resilience is essential. Join novelist Alice Broadway, child psychiatrist, relief worker and writer...
Is Globalisation Leading to a New World Order?
Monday 21 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
For 500 years, the world’s political and economic power has lain with Europe and the USA. Now, according to the Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman, the world has entered ‘the Asian century’ in a dramatic reorientation...
How Can Racism Be Wiped out in the USA?
Tuesday 22 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Gary Younge is the Guardian’s editor-at-large and his book Another Day in the Death of America chronicles the America that Trump says he wants to ‘make great again’. Joining him is author of Into the Sun, novelist Deni Ellis Béchard, also the son...
Who Can Rebuild Our Faith in the Truth?
Wednesday 23 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Former editor of the Spectator Matthew d’Ancona has become one of Britain’s most influential columnists and his new book, Post-Truth, comes from an insider’s understanding of the art of political spin. Here he tests his ideas about how we can...
How Can Scotland be a Beacon of Civil Society?
Thursday 24 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The 18th century philosopher Voltaire is often quoted as saying ‘we look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation’. By that, he meant ‘rules of taste in all the arts, from epic poetry to gardening.’ Does Scotland retain that reputation...
The Last Breath
Friday 25 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Over 50% of people say they want to die at home, yet most of us will still die in hospital. What is our relationship with death as it becomes increasingly medicalised? Many people will never see a dead body - what does that mean for our own sense of...
How Can We Build Resilience?
Sunday 27 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
With local authority cuts impacting on public and school library services, it's time to rethink libraries for their future resilience. In this debate, Lisa Roberts from Peterborough Council talks to bestselling children's author Julia Donaldson, Pete...
How Can We Make Gathering Places Fit for the 21st Century?
Monday 28 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
In ancient Greece, an agora was a place for public assembly; the centre for political life and for spiritual and artistic activity. Today, in a digital era when equality and freedom of speech remain fragile, how much do we need public gathering places...