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Artists and scientists work together on climate change

Artists and scientists work together on climate change

Art and science merge in a collaboration between Hay Festival and the Natural Environment Research Council in a series of online films about climate change. 

Hay Festival Bookshop bestsellers

Hay Festival Bookshop bestsellers

The bestsellers in the bookshop of 26 May were:

Children's

1 Laura Dockrill, Big Bones

2 David Almond, Colour of the Sun

3 Sally Nicholls, Things a Bright Girl can do

4 Lucy Adllington, The Red Ribbon

5 Gemma Cairney, Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be


Adults

1 Robert Webb, How Not to be a Boy

2 Johann Hari, Lost Connections Uncovering the real causes of Depression - and the unexpected solutions

3 Helen Pankhurst, Deeds Not Words: The story of Women's Rights - Then and Now

4 Helen Thomson, Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey through the World's  Strangest Brains

5 Hugh Purcell, Margaret Percy, Up Top: From Lunatic Asylum to Community Care - A Century of the Mid Wales Mental Hospital





Feminists look to the future

Feminists look to the future
In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, is our post-Weinstein society really showing signs of improving the female condition? Five women gathered at Hay to unpick the past 12 months in feminism.  

Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories?

Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories?

Dr Hugo Drochon discussed some of the political, economic and social factors that may contribute towards beliefs that a “secret group of people” hold the power to control world events “like wars and economic crises”.


"We don't need foreign workers on British farms"

 Michael Gove plans to reopen small abattoirs, pay farmers more for high quality food, and sees no reason to worry about lack of seasonal workers after Brexit. 

Suffragettes remembered

Suffragettes remembered
Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of the Suffragette leader, spoke at Hay today in one of a series of events marking the centenary of the time (some) women got the vote. 

Thousands of teenagers descend on Hay

Thousands of teenagers descend on Hay
Secondary Schools Day at Hay

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