The main tent will be closed for lunch from 1.50pm-3pm. Please feel free to explore other venues in and around Traquair House where you can meet and listen to some of our speakers while enjoying your lunch.
The main tent will be closed for lunch from 1.50pm-3pm. Please feel free to explore other more intimate venues in and around Traquair House where you can meet and listen to some of our fascinating speakers while enjoying your lunch.
2.00pm-2.20pm: Alyn Smith MEP talks to Oscar Guardiola-Rivera about that European Parliament speech.
Tête-à-Tête Sessions on Saturday August 27 2.20pm-2.50pm
The Hand of God: Beyond Conflict’s Tim Philips reveals to Oscar Guardiola-Rivera how the Pope came to play a critical role in establishing a secret backchannel between Cuba and the USA. With John Kampfner.
From Ancient Greece to Google Earth: Listen as Professor Jerry Brotton explores the cultural values embodied in maps.
Walking the Border: Experience stories of walking the border between Scotland and England with author Ian Crofton.
The Power of Libraries: Listen to Stuart Kelly and Robert McDowell as they discuss the importance of private literary libraries.
Gintime!: Discover Gin in a tasting with world drinks expert Geraldine Coates. (This session will start at 14.00 and run twice.)
A Diplomatic Affair: Listen to veteran UN Diplomat and Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura* as he talks about his life working in some of the most volatile regions in the world with Allan Little, and find out why he painted camels blue in the Sudan.