The FT Weekend Stage will host a range of debates and panels on the most topical issues of our age.


How to lead – from the rugby pitch to the newsroom
Will Carling and Lionel Barber

The media against the world
Lionel Barber with Sarah Sands, Editor of Radio 4’s Today Programme and Katharine Viner Editor-in-chief of The Guardian

A life in writing
Julian Barnes with Jan Dalley, FT’s Arts Editor

Ten years since Lehman: What have we learned?
Gillian Tett with the FT’s Martin Wolf, Brooke Masters and Andrew Balls of Pimco

How to make it
Mishal Husain and Gina Miller discuss life and leadership

Live leader debate
Lionel Barber, Sarah Gordon, Martin Wolf, Brooke Masters and Seb Payne

Lessons from the classroom
With Lucy Kellaway

Classics or coding
Baroness Martha Fox, tech supremo, and Robin Lane Fox, ancient historian, with Lucy Kellaway

Britain's nervous breakdown
Robert Shrimsley, David McWilliams, Mehreen Khan and other guests

The Trumpian Age
Simon Schama
and Ed Luce discuss the issues of the hour


“It was a fantastic and memorable day - extremely civilised, inspiring and uplifting, all the speakers I listened to were terrific... I could continue for some time with my enthusiasm for the event!”
— Past Festival Attendee

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