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A Greenprint DebateMartin 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.In partnership with Arts & Business Cymru and The Elmley Foundation
A Greenprint DebateExecutive Editor of The Guardian, Jo Confino, and Sky Communications Director Matthew Anderson discuss how their respective organizations are dealing withcarbon reduction and sustainability.In partnership with Arts & Business Cymru and The Elmley Foundation
A Greenprint DebateDesigner 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.In partnership with Arts & Business Cymru and The Elmley Foundation
Fateful ChoicesThe 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.
Rosie Boycott, Charlotte Hollins, Peter Kindersley, Roger Williams MP, Jane Clarke, Barbara CrowtherWith 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.Sponsored by Waitrose
The prodigious composer discusses his international cinema work and collaborations with Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom.
Universe or Multiverse?The 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.Sponsored by The John Templeton Foundation
More than a Game: The Story of Cricket's Early YearsThe politician celebrates the golden ages of Gentlemen and Players, underarm bowling, the Empire, the gaming and the MCC.Sponsored by Grant Thornton
The Form of Things‘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.’
The creator of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency celebrates the eighth novel in the series, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive.Sponsored by Pembertons
Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a SmallholdingThe 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.Sponsored by Small Farms
Given the BreaksRugby’s greatest full-back talks about his career with his biggest fan.Sponsored by Welsh Venison Centre and Beacons Farm Shop
The Australian Booker winner (Schindler’s Ark) discusses his work and his new novel The Widow and her Hero.Funded by the Australia Council for the Arts
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty; Delhi 1857Bahadur 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.
Writing on the Wall of SilenceThe Nigerian Nobel Laureate talks about freedom of expression, the need to articulate truths and the power of literature.
The 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.
The Memory of an Empire‘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.’Supported by the RSA
CourageThe former Chancellor celebrates his political heroes from Martin Luther King and Aung San Suu Kyi to Bobby Kennedy and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.Sponsored by Stream UK
The 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.Sponsored by Surestate
HeatHow 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.Sponsored by Mostly Maps
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