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2012 Festival

Series of events from the 2012 Free Thinking festival. The theme is 'them and us': exploring whether the world is becoming a more divided place, and how we define ourselves in relation to others

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Colm Toibin

Irish writer Colm Toibin talks to Philip Dodd at the 2012 Free Thinking festival.

Tue 7 Oct 2014 22:00 BBC Radio 3

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  • Mary Robinson

    Mary Robinson

    Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, delivers the opening lecture of the festival. She argues that women leaders are better placed than men to sort out the crises of the 21st Century.

    Mary Robinson

  • Michael Ignatieff

    Michael Ignatieff and Matthew Sweet

    On the eve of the US election, Michael Ignatieff gives a talk on Enemies in Politics at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2012.

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