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  • Mark Shorrock and Patrick Begg talk to Andy Fryers

    Hay on Earth 2015 Forum: Summon the Energy

    Mark Shorrock and Patrick Begg talk to Andy Fryers

    Getting to grips with the energy sector, new technologies and moving to a low-carbon supply – Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Power, and Patrick Begg, the National Trust’s energy expert discuss with Hay on Earth Director Andy Fryers.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 11.30am - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • Rob Yorke, Tim Lang and George Freeman

    Hay on Earth 2015 Forum

    Rob Yorke, Tim Lang and George Freeman

    Can we keep food affordable while paying more for it to conserve the environment? George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences (including responsibility for the Governments Agri-tech Strategy), discusses with Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University London.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 1pm - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • Jane Davidson and David Thorpe

    Hay on Earth 2015 Forum: One Planet Living – A Measure of Sustainability

    Jane Davidson and David Thorpe

    Can the pioneering Welsh policy One Planet Development be used as a template for governments and planners? Could it bring in a new attitude to development, planning and land management, to take into account the full environmental impact of human activities? Jane Davidson of INSPIRE talks to author and consultant David Thorpe.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 2.30pm - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • Andrew Simms, David Boyle and Carl Nichols

    Hay on Earth 2015 Forum: Delivering the Circular Economy

    Andrew Simms, David Boyle and Carl Nichols

    Cloudy with a chance of compost – forecasting the circular economy with the New Weather Institute. Author and campaigner Andrew Simms talks to author and journalist David Boyle and Carl Nichols, Head of WRAP Cymru.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 4pm - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • Steve Melia talks to Andy Fryers

    Hay on Earth 2015 Forum: Urban Transport Without the Hot Air

    Steve Melia talks to Andy Fryers

    Are governments trying to 'get us out of our cars'? Is better public transport the solution to congestion in cities? Does Britain have a shortage of family housing and what has that got to do with transport? This book dispels myths and presents a sustainable vision for the future.  Steve Melia from the University of the West of England talks to the Hay on Earth Director.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 5.30pm - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • Mick Collins talks to Andy Middleton

    Hay on Earth 2015 Forum: The Unselfish Spirit

    Mick Collins talks to Andy Middleton

    We have been treating the Earth as an object to be exploited, and have consequently cut ourselves off from evolving co-operatively with nature. We have to find new ways of doing, knowing and being so that we can live in harmony with all life. Mick Collins, author and occupational therapist, talks to Andy Middleton.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 7pm - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • The Massed Choirs

    The Gwernyfed Minibus Concert

    The Massed Choirs

    Talgarth Male Voice Choir are joined by Hay Community Choir and bands and choirs from schools in the Gwernyfed area. They sing a celebration concert of popular choral works to raise money for the school minibus. The concert will be compèred by Chris Davies. Please join us.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 7pm - Tata Tentaudio available

  • Battle of the Bands

    Battle of the BandsUp and coming local bands and solo artists battle it out to be crowned Best Band. An evening of live, original music; come along and cheer for your favourite as the judges decide who is worthy of the crown. Head judge is BBC Wales' Bethan Elfyn.

    Hay Festival 2015, Thursday 21 May 2015, 8.30pm - Telegraph Stageaudio available

  • Tim Finch, Julie Meyer and Warren East talk to Guto Harri

    The Magic of Diasporas

    Tim Finch, Julie Meyer and Warren East talk to Guto HarriDiaspora: a scattered population with a common origin. Diaspora engagement is changing the fortunes of nations and exerting huge influence over many aspects of public life and economic development. Moreover it is claimed that 20 non-resident Welsh people could bring wealth and prosperity to Wales. So what is, as The Economist puts it, the ‘Magic of Diasporas’? Finch – former Head of Migration at IPPR, Meyer – entrepreneur, investor and business advisor, and Warren East – newly appointed CEO of Rolls-Royce and former CEO of ARM Holdings, talk to Guto Harri.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 1pm - Good Energy Stageaudio available

  • Henrietta Bowden-Jones

    The Art of Science

    Henrietta Bowden-Jones

    From the structure of clouds to shopping-trolley helices of DNA and sculpting in stardust, the Consultant Psychiatrist examines artworks by established artists who, wittingly or not, have conveyed scientific concepts through their art. Henrietta will be joined for a Q&A by artist Angela Palmer. Chaired by Emilie Glazer.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 2.30pm - Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stageaudio available

  • Andrew Boucher and Luke Craddock-Bennett

    Death in the Close: A Medieval Mystery

    Andrew Boucher and Luke Craddock-Bennett

    The editor of Death in the Close is joined by the archaeologist who led the excavations under Hereford Cathedral. They reveal extraordinary details of medieval life in Hereford, and the Saxon history of the cathedral site.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 2.30pm - Good Energy Stageaudio available

  • Jane Davidson, George Marshall, Saci Lloyd and David Thorpe

    Can We Change the World With Imagination?

    Jane Davidson, George Marshall, Saci Lloyd and David Thorpe

    Can climate fiction ever change minds, or does it merely confirm existing attitudes in the mind of the reader who chooses to read a book of that nature? Are more climate-related books aimed at children because their enquiring minds are supposed to be more open? Author and founder of Climate Outreach Information Network George Marshall talks to INSPIRE’s Jane Davidson, and authors Saci Lloyd and David Thorpe.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 2.30pm - Elmley Foundation Cubeaudio available

  • Usha Goswami

    Cambridge University Series 1: Dyslexia and the Brain

    Usha Goswami

    How can neuroscience help us to understand the sensory processing differences that can give rise to learning difficulties like dyslexia? Goswami is Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 4pm - Good Energy Stageaudio available

  • John Lewis-Stempel talks to Kitty Corrigan

    Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field

    John Lewis-Stempel talks to Kitty Corrigan

    What really goes on in the long grass? Lewis-Stempel offers a hymn to pastoral beauty with an intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December. He records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-making of summer and grazing in autumn, and the lives of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath: the badger clan, the fox family, the rabbit warren, the skylark brood and the curlew pair.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 4pm - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor talks to Rosie Boycott

    In conversation

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor talks to Rosie BoycottAt the age of 68, with the Catholic Church worldwide engulfed by the sexual abuse crisis, Murphy-O’Connor was a surprise appointment as Archbishop of Westminster. He reflects frankly on the mistakes he himself made and on how he responded to the crisis, and he speaks poignantly of how he navigated the tempestuous first decade of the twenty-first century, offering his opinion on the future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis. His memoir is entitled An English Spring.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 5.30pm - Telegraph Stageaudio available

  • Robert Tombs

    Cambridge University Series 2: The English and their History

    Robert Tombs

    If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. They first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 5.30pm - Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stageaudio available

  • Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow

    The Shed That Fed a Million Children

    Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow

    The extraordinary story of Mary’s Meals: after watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, two brothers agreed to take a week’s hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected is that what began as a one-off road trip in a beaten-up Land Rover rapidly grew to become Magnus’s life’s work – leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts into feeding thousands of the world’s poorest children. He talks to Sarah Crompton.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 5.30pm - Good Energy Stageaudio available

  • Tim Parker talks to Francine Stock

    Trust

    Tim Parker talks to Francine Stock

    What and who do we trust with our sense of nationhood? The NHS, the BBC, the PM, the EU? The new chair of the National Trust has been a CEO and board director of many of Britain’s most successful international companies, and he owns the British Pathé Film Archive. He discusses the ideas of ownership, national identity, the interplay of the public, private and third sectors, and the ethical concerns that drive business in an age of social media.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 5.30pm - Oxfam Mootaudio available

  • Anthony Arlidge and Igor Judge

    Magna Carta Uncovered

    Anthony Arlidge and Igor Judge

    The 1215 Runnymede Charter was both radical, in the way subjects tried to limit the power and conduct of government, and conservative, in following the form of Anglo Saxon Charters and trying to return government to the ways of early Norman and Angevin kings. The QC and the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales examine what brought King John to the table, and the impact it’s had on the law of the land.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 7pm - Good Energy Stageaudio available

  • Claire Wilcox

    Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

    Claire Wilcox

    The curator of the V&A’s spring blockbuster exhibition introduces the visionary body of work of one of fashion’s most inspiring and adventurous spirits. ‘People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality,’ – Alexander McQueen. Chaired by Tamsin Blanchard.

    Hay Festival 2015, Friday 22 May 2015, 7pm - Telegraph Stageaudio available

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