See a selection of images from the festival at Sage Gateshead.
Provocative debate, new ideas, music and performance, 6-8 November
We asked the Free Thinking Festival 2014 audience some questions, here are their answers.
'What's a tweetstorm?', we hear you ask.
Sometimes you learn more than you expect. Here are 10 things that made us think.
Broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 from the Free Thinking Festival 2014 weekend.
At Sage Gateshead from Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November 2014
Download all of the talks and debates from last year's Free Thinking Festival 2013
Miranda Keeling and Ian McMillan tweet from opposite sides of the Tyne in Gateshead.
Our final day at Free Thinking Festival yielded ten more important truths.
Look at the creations made by the Radio 3 Academy students at Free Thinking Festival.
Turkey's best selling female writer, Elif Shafak, in Conversation.
All of the programmes from the 2014 Free Thinking Festival.
The New Generation Thinkers give talks in front of an audience at Free Thinking Festival
Jeremy Pang talks to local people in Sage Gateshead about their experiences of learning