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  • Richard Benyon MP, Peter Duncan, Andy Hickman and Guests

    Greenprint Forum: Fighting for a Sensible Fish Future

    Richard Benyon MP, Peter Duncan, Andy Hickman and Guests

    With half of all the fish caught in the North Sea thrown back dead, parasites in farmed fish and raising ocean temperatures all causing problems, what is the future for fish? Fisheries minister Richard Benyon joins Peter Duncan of the Marine Conservation Society, Andy Hickman, fisheries campaigner for the Environmental Justice Foundation and other guests. Chaired by Geoffrey Lean.

     
    The Greenprint Forum
    Greenprint is the Festival’s sustainability project. The Greenprint Forum forms part of the programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impact and has been running for five years. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.
     
    To book a full day ticket to all 6 Greenprint sessions for £15, please call the box office.

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 11.30am - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Nicholas Lowton, Rhoda Lewis, Peter Florence and Friends

    Genesis

    Nicholas Lowton, Rhoda Lewis, Peter Florence and FriendsWe begin a 96-hour reading of the King James Authorised Version of the Bible that will run in two 4-hour sessions daily in parish churches on either side of the border. Full listings will be online at hayfestival.org/bible. All welcome.

    Entry to this event is free but you must obtain a ticket

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 1pm - The Mootaudio available

  • Bob Fiddaman (SCIMAC), Molly Conisbee (Soil Association), Jonathon Harrington and Herbert Mwalukomo (Concern Universal)

    Greenprint Forum: Food for Thought

    Bob Fiddaman (SCIMAC), Molly Conisbee (Soil Association), Jonathon Harrington and Herbert Mwalukomo (Concern Universal)Genetically modified food has been on the agenda for years and the argument rages over the benefits versus the risks. With climate change comes the increased occurrence of extreme weather events from droughts to floods, salination to big freezes. Is GM part of the answer to ensuring food supplies in these conditions or can traditional agriculture cope? Chaired by Louise Gray.

    Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.


    To book a full day ticket to all 6 Greenprint sessions for £15, please call the box office

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 1pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Deborah Doane (World Development Movement) and Mike Verdin (Agrimoney)

    Greenprint Forum: Bread and Circuses

    Deborah Doane (World Development Movement) and Mike Verdin (Agrimoney)With the steady abolition of regulations on commodity markets during the mid-1990s, food staples such as wheat, cocoa, sugar, meat and coffee are all now global commodities. Has this freedom to speculate in food prices enabled new investment into traditional agriculture, or has it led to unsustainable food price spikes which have little or no bearing on the real cost of food? Chaired by Geoffrey Lean.

    Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.

    To book a full day ticket to all 6 Greenprint sessions for £15, please call the box office.

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 2.30pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Mark Lynas in conversation with Jane Davidson

    Greenprint Forum: The Planet’s Limits

    Mark Lynas in conversation with Jane DavidsonIt is natural that we focus on individual issues within the environment; however, they are all interconnected and treating issues in isolation risks ignoring the larger impacts. Working within the ecological limits of the planet requires careful management of all resources and we have to prioritise: but what should those priorities be? Environmental campaigner and author Mark Lynas talks to Jane Davidson, former Minister for Environment (Wales) and the new Director of INSPIRE.Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change.

    Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.

    To book a full day ticket to all 6 Greenprint sessions for £15, please call the box office

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 4pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Simon Weston talks to Steve Corry

    Life and Tales

    Simon Weston talks to Steve CorryIn the first of a series of events with soldiers, politicians and journalists discussing conflict resolution, the distinguished Falklands War veteran and charity hero discusses his life and writing, choosing his desert island books, music and films.

    Find out more about Simon Weston and Steve Corry

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 6pm - Oxfam Stageaudio available

  • Russell Deacon

    The History of the Welsh Liberal Party

    Russell DeaconAn exploration of the development of Wales’ oldest political party, some of its heroes and villains and how its more prominent members have shaped Welsh and British history, with special reference to the late Festival Vice-President and President of the European Movement in Wales, Lord Richard Livsey of Talgarth.

    Find out more about Prof. Russell Deacon and read a recent article

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 6pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Stephen Corry, Toby Nicholas and Joanna Eede

    Greenprint Forum Screening: Mine – Story of a Sacred Mountain

    Stephen Corry, Toby Nicholas and Joanna EedeWhen a giant London-based mining company came to mine India’s Niyamgiri hills for aluminium ore, the only thing standing in their way was the Dongria Kondh tribe. How did the Dongria take the company on – and win back the mountain they revere as a God? Followed by a Q&A chaired by Greenprint Director Andy Fryers.

    Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.


    To book a full day ticket to all 6 Greenprint sessions for £15, please call the box office
     
    Further reading: An interview with Stephen Corry and an article by Joanna Eede.

    Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 26 May 2011, 8.30pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Jane Williams, Robert Hughes, Thomas Reynolds

    King James Authorised Version 1

    Jane Williams, Robert Hughes, Thomas ReynoldsIn this first Good Read event celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, the distinguished panel discuss Exodus, Ruth and Lamentations.

    See profiles of Jane Williams, Robert Hughes

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 10am - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Christopher Cocksworth, Robert Hughes, Richard Harries, Angel F. Montoya, David Bentley Hart and Thomas Reynolds chaired by Jane Williams

    The Michael Ramsey Prize

    Christopher Cocksworth, Robert Hughes, Richard Harries, Angel F. Montoya, David Bentley Hart and Thomas Reynolds chaired by Jane WilliamsThe theologian discusses the books shortlisted for this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize with the shortlisted authors. The books by those present are: Holding Together, Beloved Dust, The Re-enchantment of Morality, The Theology of FoodAtheist Delusions and Vulnerable Communion.

    Full details at www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 11.30am - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Luke Gamble

    My Wild and Wonderful Friends

    Luke GambleThe vet tells the tales of his New Forest and Dorset practices.

    More about Luke Gamble

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 2.30pm - Oxfam Stageaudio available

  • Simon Baker & Taryn Simon

    Tate Lecture 1: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters

    Simon Baker & Taryn SimonThe Tate’s new Photography Curator discusses and shows work from the new exhibition with the featured artist Taryn Simon.

    For further details of the exhibition at Tate Modern see www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/tarynsimon/

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 2.30pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Richard Harries, Christopher Cocksworth, John Inge

    King James Authorised Version 2

    Richard Harries, Christopher Cocksworth, John IngeThe trinity of bishops (Oxford, Coventry and Worcester) discuss Philemon, 1 Corinthians and Jonah.

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 2.30pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Rowan Williams and Simon Russell Beale

    Talking Shakespeare

    Rowan Williams and Simon Russell BealeAs part of the day's programme of conversations celebrating this year's Michael Ramsey Prize the Archbishop of Canterbury discusses the work of the world's greatest writer with one of Britain's finest actors.

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 4pm - Barclays Wealth Pavilionaudio available

  • Gareth Malone

    Music for the People

    Gareth MaloneThe charismatic maestro of The Choir takes us on A Journey through the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music.

    Read the Independent's feature on Gareth Malone
    Music for the People - Gareth Malone

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 4pm - Oxfam Stageaudio available

  • Peter Guest

    Cardiff Series 1: The Lost City of the Legion

    Peter GuestFind out about what has been uncovered at Caerleon from one the archaeologists investigating Isca’s ancient remains, how the discoveries were made, and why so many people have been inspired to explore one of Roman Britain’s most iconic sites for themselves.

    Read more about Peter Guest and Caerleon at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11288684

    For further information and video content, visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/hayfestival

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 4pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Justin Hill

    Shield Wall

    Justin HillGripping fiction that reclaims the Saxon history of Ethelred, Edmund and Harold from the Norman conquerors by a multi-award-winning novelist.

    More about the author www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 4pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

  • Colin Humphreys

    Cambridge Series 1: The Mystery of The Last Supper

    Colin HumphreysReconciling conflicting Gospel accounts and scientific evidence, the distinguished Cambridge physicist reveals the exact date of the Last Supper in a definitive new timeline of Holy Week.

    Professor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FREng is Professor of Materials Science and Director of Research in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He founded and directs the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride. This Centre is developing energy-efficient lighting which is so efficient it will enable the UK to close (or not build) eight power stations. He is also researching a new way to purify water in the developing (and developed) world, which will save millions of lives, and to kill hospital superbugs. 

    He founded and directs the Cambridge/Rolls-Royce Centre for Aerospace Materials, which is developing next generation materials for Rolls-Royce jet engines to make them more energy efficient. He is involved in the public understanding of science, and has given public lectures on science throughout the world. He frequently appears on TV, radio and in the national and international press. He has received many national and international medals for his research. He has been the President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. On 24 June, 2010 he became the Master of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Company in London. 

    In addition, he is interested in dating and reconstructing ancient historical events, particularly events recorded in the Bible. His latest book is The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus.

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 5.15pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Rachel Campbell-Johnston

    Mysterious Wisdom

    Rachel Campbell-JohnstonThe art critic introduces her biography of the Romantic artist and visionary Samuel Palmer.

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 5.15pm - Starlight Stageaudio available

  • Jeremy Davies, Steve Colling and Jane Davidson

    Changing Consumer: Changing Language

    Jeremy Davies, Steve Colling and Jane DavidsonDoes the emerging language around the low carbon future and how we use energy capture our hearts and minds, convey meaning and drive change? Or leave us cold, cynical and disorientated? New research by E.ON and Onearth explores what turns on and turns off consumers when thinking about energy. Chaired by BBC environment correspondent David Shukman.

    Hay Festival 2011, Friday 27 May 2011, 5.15pm - Elmley Foundation Theatreaudio available

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