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Green ArchitectureThe increasing costs of resources and knowledge about their use and impacts have led to dramatic improvements in sustainable building. The Grand Designs specialist eco-builder in conversation with the Hay on Earth Director.
Tough Decisions on Food, Flora and FaunaFood security raises serious concerns but this government, aiming to be the greenest ever, proposes to reconnect us with the countryside through nature, not farming. Which sacred cows will be sacrificed in a modernized rural sector? The CEO's of The Royal Agricultural Society and LEAF and the Chair of Natural England talk to rural commentator Rob Yorke.
The Art Response - Five images to change the worldFrom baby seals to flooding devastation, has the use of dramatic imagery lost its potency to inform the climate change debate? Despite our short attention span, can an incredible image in our increasingly visual world still make an impact?
Social Justice and Climate ChangeClimate change has the greatest impact on people and places facing poverty. But there are real opportunities to develop policies and practices to narrow the gap.
Fashion ActivismFashion is seldom included in debates on sustainability, yet highlighting the sourcing of fabric, design of garments, and working conditions could drive change within the industry, and raising consumer awareness is key. Safia Minney, founder of People Tree, talks to Philip Colbert the designer behind The Rodnik Band and Mariusz Stochaj, who has a long history of sustainable supply chain management in the fashion industry. Chaired by Louise Gray.
Gangsta GrannyThe actor, comedian, talent judge and best selling children's author makes his debut at Hay to talk Scrabble, swimming and 500 words.Families. 9+ yearsSponsored by Aryma Contemporary Marquetry
Music as AlchemyThe conductor talks to the author of Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras about his work with the Berlin Philharmonic.Sponsored by Richards Booths Bookshop
Forgotten FoodsReporting on the fight back of heritage plants, animal breeding stock and the traditional recipes that used to use them. Carp pie and medlar tart for dinner anyone?Supported by The Wildlife Trusts
Screening of The Island PresidentAfter introducing democracy to Maldives, the lowest-lying region in the world, President Mohamed Nasheed fights to prevent his homeland from disappearing under the sea. Farah Faizal, former High Commissioner to Maldives, introduces the film and updates us on the current situation post-President Nasheed who was forced to resign after a military coup in February 2012.
Management in 10 WordsAn exclusive preview of THE top book on business strategy and leadership, by the former Tesco CEO. Chaired by the Executive Editor of The Telegraph Mark Skipworth.
The Hay Library LectureThe novelist delivers the inaugural Library Lecture on children’s rights, readers’ rights and the importance of libraries. Entry by library card but places must be booked in advance.FREE BUT TICKETEDThere will be no signing after this event. However, Michael will be doing a 'meet and greet' in Pembertons with signed book plates after his evening event.
Charles Dickens 200The author presents an intimate portrait of her great-great-great-grandfather. Illustrated with personal memorabilia.Sponsored by Richard Booth's Bookshop
Is that a fish in your ear?From foreign films to the UN Security Council, the pre-eminent multi-linguist interprets Translation and the Meaning of Everything. Chaired by Daniel Hahn of the British Centre for Literary Translation.
Unfair TradeThe broadcaster and former City analyst looks at how Big Business Exploits the World’s Poor – and why it doesn’t have to.Sponsored by BWA Designs
The Winner EffectThe Professor of Psychology analyses how and why success changes the chemistry of the brain, making us more focused, smarter, more confident – and aggressive.
Led by the LandThe radical landscape designer surveys 20 years of his work, from the restoration of the Villa La Pietra in Florence to the strategic masterplan for the World Heritage Site at the Solovetski Archipelago.
The Moral MoleculeThe economist explains his theory that oxytocin drives our morality and is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that build and help maintain stable societies.
War Child to War HorseHow the prolific children’s novelist succeeded in weaving his biographer’s histories into his own fictions.Michael Morpurgo no longer signs copies of his books after events, however, Michael will be doing a 'meet and greet' in Pembertons with signed book plates.Sponsored by Pembertons
Cambridge series 1 - Cities and TerrorHow can we reduce the risk of violence in cities, which are being extensively targeted in armed conflicts, riots and terrorist attacks?In association with Cambridge University
Being BoycieThe actor’s life, as lived to the full by the inimitable Only Fools and Horses star.Sponsored by Visit Herefordshire
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