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The Festival of Ideas Autumn Season 2014 continues until the end of November. Highlights of our forthcoming programme include: our third Festival of Economics weekend (Thu 20 – Sat 22 November); Ann Oakley on Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, Gender and Social Science (Wed 19 November); Jim Al-Khahli and Johnjoe McFadden on The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology (Sat 22 November); Joan Smith on the Hacked Off campaign (Mon 24 November); and much more. There are also events in association with Bristol 2014.

Autumn 2014

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What’s next (below) has a summary of our next three events and Coming up (on left) has a list of the next six. For the full list of events go to What’s on. Each event entry has full booking details. Ticket sales are usually run by the venues where the event takes place as we do not have a central box office; tickets for free events are usually only available when booked online using Eventbrite. New events are launched regularly. To be the first to hear about upcoming events, sign up to our mailing list and Twitter feed. We also regularly post news, audio/video links and background information on our Tumblr blog.

Our 10th anniversary appeal
The Festival of Ideas is committed to keeping ticket prices low, and having as many free events as we can. We want the festival to grow as well over the next 10 years. We need your help with this. You can donate to the festival via Paypal below (the donation will be made to Bristol Cultural Development Partnership – which manages the festival – but all donations will go to the festival). All donations are welcome. By working together in this way we can make sure that we continue to celebrate and debate ideas from around the world.

What's next...

Festival of Economics 2014: Will the Robots Eat All the Jobs?

with Richard Davies, Gavin Kelly, Debra Howcroft, Diane Coyle, Bridget Rosewell

A debate on the implications of a third of UK jobs being at risk of automation in the coming decades.
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Festival of Economics 2014: Economics of Crime and Punishment

with Chris Giles, Steve Machin, Vicky Pryce, Brian Bell, Frances Crook

An examination of how economics can explain why and where crimes occur, and the impact and effectiveness of punishment.
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Festival of Economics 2014: What Will Make the Housing Market Work?

with Julia Unwin, Alex Marsh, Michael Ball, Yolande Barnes, Kate Barker

Why is the housing market so dysfunctional, what would make it work better and why do policymakers struggle to reform it?
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