Hay Levels Live

Got a tricky question about an A Level subject?

The Hay Levels are bite-size lessons from the world’s most inspiring teachers including Richard Dawkins, David Crystal, Germaine Greer, Simon Schama and Sarah Churchwell.

At this year’s festival we launched Hay Levels Live, a series of informal masterclasses on A-Level topics, offering students a fantastic opportunity to ask questions to a panel of teachers and academics live at Hay Festival.

Participants joined our audience in the Hay Festival Compass Tent on site at the festival and online.

The sessions were:

Friday 27 May – PHYSICS

Host: Ben Miller (quantum physicist and star of Armstrong & Miller), with Monica Grady (Professor of Planetary and Space Science, Open University), Emily Grossman (Science broadcaster) and Heather Lacy an engineer from Jaguar Land Rover.

Missed this session? See it on the Hay Levels YouTube channel

Saturday 28 May – SHAKESPEARE

Host: Clemency Burton-Hill, with James Shapiro (Professor of English, Columbia), John Mullan (Professor of English, UCL), Jerry Brotton (Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London).

Missed this session? See it on the Hay Levels YouTube channel

Sunday 29 May – MATHS

Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyii Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford.

Missed this session? See it on the Hay Levels YouTube channel

Monday 30 May – BIOLOGY

Host: Daniel Davis (Professor of Immunology, Manchester University), Steve Jones (Professor of Genetics, UCL), Hannah Critchlow (Cambridge University) and Kat Arney (author of Herding Hemingway’s Cats).

Missed this session? See it on the Hay Levels YouTube channel

Tuesday 31 May – TUDOR HISTORY

Host: SJ Parris (novelist and broadcaster), with Jerry Brotton (Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London) and John Guy (Professor of History (Cambridge).

Missed this session? See it on the Hay Levels YouTube channel

If you missed the live stream you can catch up on the Hay Levels YouTube channel.

student writing

The Hay Levels are supported by our partners, the Tata Group. Tata is a global group with 19 companies and over 60,000 employees in the UK. As proud partner of Hay Festival, you’ll find us hosting talks in the Tata Tent, debating in workshops and showcasing brand experiences throughout the ten days. You’ll see that education is built into everything we do; we invest in skills and training, not only for our employees, but also in the communities in which we work. This makes us especially proud to partner on the Hay Levels videos.

Tata partnership

The Hay Levels are a collaboration between Hay Festival and Hereford Sixth Form College, the TES Sixth Form College of the Year 2016.

Hereford Sixth Form College