Anthony Beevor launched his magisterial history of the Second World War, and journalists Jon Lee Anderson, Ricardo Ravelo, Ramón Lobo and Javier Martín brought news of the world.
The Mexican film star Diego Luna gave a reading of the poem ‘Howl' accompanied by music by Jaime Lopez. The great EU expert from the LSE, Iain Begg raised spirits with an inspiring and encouraging analysis of Spain's economic future, reminding us that until very recently Spain was Europe's most dynamic economy. The festival ended on a high note with a discussion and peformance with Antonio Muñoz, Josep Pons and the music of Cuarteto Aventi.
The philosophical train journey organised by the AXA Foundation in collaboration
with the transport company Renfe was in 2012 dedicated to India. Taking
audiences to attend the Voices of Liberty debate with Raja Mohan,
Antonio Garrigues and Javier Moreno, followed by the Satyajit Ray
exhibition, it was an inspiring voyage of discovery and reflection on
different perspectives of Indian society.