Full schedule: RE:Think festival 2012

BBC RE:Think logo Re:Think was held on the 12 and 13 September 2012

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BBC RE:Think is a brand new fixture for the festival calendar. Hosted by the BBC's Religion and Ethics department from its home at MediaCityUK, this two day event will explore the essential issues of faith, philosophy and ethics.

The festival is both broad church and non-church, and promises to inspire with searching and provocative debate.

Sessions will examine different aspects of faith and ethics in the UK. Speakers include Richard Dawkins, the chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, veteran BBC journalist Jeremy Bowen and historian Bettany Hughes.

Wednesday 12 September Event Speakers

14:00 - 15:00

Welcome and Keynote

Peter Salmon and Aaqil Ahmed

15:15 - 16:15

Rethinking the God Slot

Aaqil Ahmed, Lina Prestwood, Roger Bolton and D.S Bal, chaired by Ruth Pitt

16:45 - 17:45

Rethinking Religion in Society

Festival speakers for the Big Questions chaired by Nicky Campbell

19:00 - 20:00

Rethinking the Science Versus Religion Debate

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and Richard Dawkins, chaired by Samira Ahmed

Thursday 13 September Event Speakers

09:30 - 10:15

The Hillsborough Review

RR James Jones and Ed Stourton

10:30 - 11:15

Rethinking the Next Generation

Robert Beckford

11:30 - 12:30

Rethinking the Arab Spring

Session change - Special Screening

Jeremy Bowen

13:30 - 14:15

Rethinking Religion and Soap

Jenny Robins

14:30 - 15:30

Rethinking Morality Behind the News

Anne McElvoy and Claire Fox, chaired by David Aaronovitch

15:45 - 16:30

Rethinking Great Tales from History

Bettany Hughes interviewed by Ed Stourton

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