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  • Festivals and Carbon Reduction

    A Greenprint Debate

    Festivals and Carbon ReductionMartin Orbach (Abergavenny Food Festival), Penny Kemp (Big Green Gathering), Andy Fryers (Hay) and Alan Gwynant (National Eisteddfod) propose greener ways to manage power, waste and visitors' travel. Chaired by Sky News Environment Correspondent Robert Nisbit.

    Hay Festival 2007, Thursday 24 May 2007, 1pm - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • The Media and Carbon Reduction

    A Greenprint Debate

    The Media and Carbon ReductionExecutive Editor of The Guardian, Jo Confino, and Sky Communications Director Matthew Anderson discuss how their respective organizations are dealing withcarbon reduction and sustainability.

    Hay Festival 2007, Thursday 24 May 2007, 2.15pm - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • Concentrated Solar Power

    A Greenprint Debate

    Concentrated Solar PowerDesigner Katharine Hamnett joins Neil Crumpton (Friends of the Earth) and Gerhard Knies (TREC) to discuss the potential power revolution of CSP. Chaired by Nicola Heywood Thomas.

    Hay Festival 2007, Thursday 24 May 2007, 3.45pm - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • Ian Kershaw

    Fateful Choices

    Ian KershawThe historian recreates ten critical political and military decisions taken between May 1940, when Britain decided to fight on rather than surrender, and the autumn of 1941, when Hitler decided to destroy Europe’s Jews.

    Hay Festival 2007, Friday 25 May 2007, 11.30am - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Country Living Debate: No Cows = No Countryside

    Rosie Boycott, Charlotte Hollins, Peter Kindersley, Roger Williams MP, Jane Clarke, Barbara Crowther

    Country Living Debate: No Cows = No CountrysideWith 18% of us buying British food, thousands of farms have been lost and the countryside is endangered. Rosie Boycott talks to farmers Peter and Juliet Kindersley, Roger Williams MP, Charlotte Hollins of Fordhall Farms, Jane Clarke, Meat buyer for Waitrose and Barbara Crowther of the Fairtrade Foundation about the Fair Trade for British Farmers campaign, and how we can help rural Britain by changing our food-shopping habits.

    Hay Festival 2007, Friday 25 May 2007, 5.30pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Michael Nyman talks to Francine Stock

    Michael Nyman talks to Francine StockThe prodigious composer discusses his international cinema work and collaborations with Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom.

    Hay Festival 2007, Friday 25 May 2007, 7.45pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Martin Rees, Neil Turok and Bernard Carr

    Universe or Multiverse?

    Martin Rees, Neil Turok and Bernard CarrThe pre-eminent astronomers and cosmologists discuss how recent developments in cosmology and particle physics have led to the remarkable realization that our universe – rather than being unique – could be just one of many universes. This multiverse proposal may explain the fine-tunings which appear necessary for the emergence of life, as well as the origin of our universe. Chaired by science broadcaster Quentin Cooper.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 10am - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • John Major

    More than a Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years

    John MajorThe politician celebrates the golden ages of Gentlemen and Players, underarm bowling, the Empire, the gaming and the MCC.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 10am - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

  • AC Grayling

    The Form of Things

    AC Grayling‘Humankind’s great conversation with itself about what is best in life involves reading, thinking, conversing, learning, enjoying, judging, being sceptical, being open-minded – and, in bad times, maintaining trust in all that these endeavours prove to be valuable.’

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 11.30am - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • Alexander McCall Smith talks to Paul Blezard

    Alexander McCall Smith talks to Paul BlezardThe creator of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency celebrates the eighth novel in the series, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 11.30am - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

  • Rosie Boycott talks to Monty Don

    Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding

    Rosie Boycott talks to Monty DonThe former newspaper editor discusses her new life on her small farm and her local town’s battle with Tescos and the planners; she explores the complexities of the food chain and its frequent cruelty, the rhythms of the natural world, the healing patterns of nature and the therapeutic effects of a herd of boisterous pigs.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 1pm - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • JPR Williams talks to Peter Florence

    Given the Breaks

    JPR Williams talks to Peter FlorenceRugby’s greatest full-back talks about his career with his biggest fan.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 2.30pm - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • Thomas Keneally talks to Alastair Niven

    Thomas Keneally talks to Alastair NivenThe Australian Booker winner (Schindler’s Ark) discusses his work and his new novel The Widow and her Hero.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 2.30pm - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

  • William Dalrymple

    The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty; Delhi 1857

    William DalrympleBahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty, found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj’s Stalingrad: the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture. Chaired by Hannah Rothschild.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 4pm - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • Wole Soyinka talks to Nik Gowing

    Writing on the Wall of Silence

    Wole Soyinka talks to Nik GowingThe Nigerian Nobel Laureate talks about freedom of expression, the need to articulate truths and the power of literature.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 4pm - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

  • Kiran Desai and Stevie Davies talk to Claire Armitstead

    Kiran Desai and Stevie Davies talk to Claire ArmitsteadThe Indian novelist discusses her 2006 Man Booker-winning novel The Inheritance of Loss. Davies introduces her beautiful and politically passionate The Eyrie. They talk to The Guardian's Literary Editor.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 5.30pm - Guardian Stageaudio available

  • Eric Hobsbawm talks to Simon Schama

    The Memory of an Empire

    Eric Hobsbawm talks to Simon Schama‘A world almost entirely composed of empires 100 years ago, has gone for good and is beyond reconstruction. It should not be remembered with superior nostalgia, nor with mythologies of national liberation.’

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 5.30pm - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

  • Gordon Brown

    Courage

    Gordon BrownThe former Chancellor celebrates his political heroes from Martin Luther King and Aung San Suu Kyi to Bobby Kennedy and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 7pm - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

  • Gruff Rhys talks to Phil Rickman

    Gruff Rhys talks to Phil RickmanThe Super Furry Animals singer-songwriter talks music, politics and the subtle art of being angry. He'll also perform some of the songs from his new solo album Candylion. Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Wales.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 7.20pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • George Monbiot

    Heat

    George MonbiotHow to Stop the Planet Burning analyses the issue of carbon emission with ruthless rigour and elegant clarity. The action and commitments Monbiot proposes are politically compelling and define how we might all move forward.

    Hay Festival 2007, Saturday 26 May 2007, 8.30pm - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

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