What does it take to change one’s opinion?

My politics, formed in late high school, which views the world through a feminist, social justice and environmentalist lens has barely changed since I was 17 years old. Having children has made my feminism a bit more nuanced, thoughtful and even gentle in some ways, but otherwise I am unchanged. What does it take to change your opinion? And is change only possible with generational change, like we have seen with the huge support for marriage equality?

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What's more important: answers, or questions? Are the ‘big’ questions - life, the universe, everything - more important than ‘little’ ones? Does a good question provoke debate or laughter, lead to certain answers or create reflective pause? Can it change laws, minds or lives? Are questions the best answers?

The Interrobang – a new festival from the Wheeler Centre – is looking for the best questions in the world.

Ask your questions and vote on others, then join us on 27 – 28 November for a feast of frequently unanswered questions – as we present your most controversial, revealing, funny and insightful ideas to a 25-strong Brains Trust of the world’s most inquisitive thinkers.

So pose your burning questions. We’ll build this festival on your curiosity, so brace yourself – and wonder hard.