Arguing from the premise that economics is a moral science, the Skidelskys trace the concept of the good life from Aristotle to Keynes and the present, and show how our lives over the past half century have strayed from that ideal.
Peter Lord’s animated film based on Gideon Defoe’s book - Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
Join the creator of To Be A Cat to explore perspective and plot twists.
Each young person attending this workshop without an accompanying adult must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to email@example.com and bring a copy on the day.
A team of top-notch scientists will be performing eye-catching physics tricks to wow all ages using things that can be found at home, to wow all ages. Some are messy, some are noisy, but all of them are crowd-pleasing and help illustrate different areas of physics. So come along and find out how to make a balloon kebab, a tame tornado and much, much more.
Calling all budding guitar, bass, keys, drums players or vocalists. Get involved with JamPod and its creator Dan Jones (Former UK Music Teacher of the Year). Have a go in the studio (where no one can hear you unless you want them to!) and produce an MP3 track.
Duration 60 mins. 14+ years
Each young person attending this workshop must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and bring a copy on the day.
The philosopher talks about the conversation of humankind, the true nature of education, the candle in the dark. Our story changed when literacy extended beyond the few. Grayling explains how, and conjures the possibilities this opened up.
Cambridge Series 6 - Are you taking a Risk or a Chance? Trying to put numbers on uncertainty.
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Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
We continually get warned about the risks around us, but the upside of uncertainty is chance and opportunity. The Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk will show how to weigh luck, both bad and good. Chaired by Greg Davies
The outspoken Chinese cult novelist builds on his now famous ‘In my country’ Oslo speech, talking about the harder realities behind the economic miracle. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. (Subtitles with consecutive translation for Q&A)
How much can society and the economy change in 50 months? On current trends, that’s the time frame we are working to before the balance of risk of dangerous climate change potentially shifts against us. The Chief Executive of Greenpeace UK discusses the deadline with the co-founders of onehundredmonths.org and poet Lemn Sissay.
JamPod is changing the way people engage with music. Come and experience it with Dan Jones (Former UK Music Teacher of the Year). Are you desperate to play guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards or sing? JamPod allows you to engage with the music you love, while you learn. And the only person who can hear you play, is you!
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
Survivors - The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind
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Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The paleontologist takes us on a journey across the globe in search of traces of evolution in creatures that have survived from long ago, from algal mats dating back two billion years to the hardy musk oxen, the last vestiges of Ice Age fauna.
Hay Festival runs for ten days with a packed programme of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians.
Hay Fever - our festival for families and children, runs across the ten days of the festival where children have the chance to meet and talk to their favourite writers and take part in workshops to create wonderful memories and develop new skills in imaginative thinking and self expression.
Hf2 is our festival for teenagers - with an awesome line-up featuring the movers and shakers of Young Adult writing, Hf2 is a mind-blowing experience for 13-plus.
We care passionately about our environment. Hay-on-Earth debates the latest thoughts on climate change and environmental awareness.
In 2006 we started the Hay-on-Earth Project to audit, address and change our ecological sustainability.
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