1-3 March 2019

Welcome to Malvern Festival of Ideas, a multidisciplinary festival of ideas taking place in Malvern, Worcestershire. It is a themed weekend of talks, discussion and activities. The theme for the 2019 Weekend is Crisis and themed sessions explore this topic from different perspectives including Health, Social and Political perspectives. 

Friday Evening

Hubris: The Road to Trump, Power, Populism and Narcissism

The Rt. Hon. Lord Owen CH FRCP


Crisis in our NHS

Professor Allyson Pollock


Mental Health Crisis

Professor Dinesh Bhugra


David Owen

Saturday morning

Allyson Pollock

Dinesh Bhugra

Saturday afternoon

Kate Pickett

Danny Dorling

How more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everybody's wellbeing

Professor Kate Pickett


How the legacy of the British Empire led to the Brexit attempt and what it tells us about ourselves

Professor Danny Dorling

Professor Sally Tomlinson


Sally Tomlinson

Saturday evening

Gaza in Crisis

Professor Ilan Pappé


Democracy and its Crisis

Professor A.C. Grayling


World capitalism in the early 21st century: an existential crisis for humanity and the planet

Dr Neil Faulkner


Ilan Pappé

Sunday morning

A.C. Grayling

Neil Faulkner

Sunday afternoon

Colonisation and Decolonisation of the Soul

Professor Alastair McIntosh


Alastair McIntosh

Saturday at Malvern Cube

Exciting, presenter-led,

hands-on science from 

Explorer Dome; £6 per ticket, Booking Essential:

10.00 Environment Show

11.05 Body Show

12.25 Space Show

Cube Theatre


Are You Curious?

Playful fun for all ages.

Open all day in

the Cube Lounge.

The Art and Science of a Masterpiece

Jon Wood

Open all day in the Cube Art Room.

Maths Rocks: at Malvern Cube

Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford, the Naked Mathematician, presents

Maths: it’s all Greek to me!

2pm Cube Theatre

Mark Lewney asks, What, actually, is maths? 

3pm Cube Theatre


Mark Lewney

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