Malvern Festival of Ideas 2023
Malvern Festival of Ideas is a multidisciplinary festival of ideas that takes place in Malvern, Worcestershire. It is a themed weekend of talks, discussion and activities. The founder and organiser is Andrew Webb of Evesham Unitarians and Malvern Transformers and the festival organising team includes several other Unitarians.
This year’s speakers include poets Michael Rosen and Benjamin Zephaniah, scientist Professor Alice Roberts, and former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.
The title for the 2023 festival s 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?