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As time goes by

Malvern Festival of Ideas 3-5 March 2023

The title for 2023 is As Time Goes By¸ which explores the concept of being a good ancestor as well as examining how we handle the legacies handed down to us. Can we become good ancestors and work towards creating a different future from the trajectory we are on now? How do we handle the legacy handed down to us? What are the issues we need to reconcile ourselves with? How do we see ourselves in the history of life on earth? What are the timescales we should be working to?

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Malvern Festival of Ideas is a multidisciplinary festival of ideas that takes place in the beautiful location of Malvern, Worcestershire. It is (mainly) a single-tracked series of talks, discussion and activities on a theme that takes place over a weekend at the beginning of March. Opportunities are provided for participants to follow up their own interests within the overall theme.

Our programme for 2023 will be published in due course. 

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Recent Festivals

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2022 Imagine

With our wealth of art, science, literature and history, what is the world we imagine? What is the future of democracy, the Union, the health and education services and the environment? Can we imagine a world where we act for the benefits of the earth’s communities? What steps should we be taking?

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2021: Unity and Diversity

Is the uniting force in some ways is stronger than divisions? What can we learn from our (positive) experiences and build on to face future threats and how? How do we need to change? What reforms are needed?

2020: Brave New World

In a rapidly changing world, can we look to the future positively and with hope? In what ways can emerging ideas in areas relating to social policy, economics, medicine, science, politics, psychology, arts, foreign policy and faith lead to a better world?

2019: Crisis

Exploring crisis in the NHS, mental health, democracy and politics: what are the issues and are we able to address them?

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We hope you're able to attend. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule or general information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Great Malvern, Malvern WR14, UK

01684 565708

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