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  • Ben Law talks to Andy Fryers

    Green Architecture

    Ben Law talks to Andy FryersThe 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 11.30am - Digital Stageaudio available

  • Rob Yorke, David Gardner, Caroline Drummond, Poul Christensen

    Tough Decisions on Food, Flora and Fauna

    Rob Yorke, David Gardner, Caroline Drummond, Poul ChristensenFood 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 1pm - Digital Stageaudio available

  • Ed Gillespie, Steve Colling and Ackroyd & Harvey

    The Art Response - Five images to change the world

    Ed Gillespie, Steve Colling and Ackroyd & HarveyFrom 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?

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 2.30pm - Digital Stageaudio available

  • Molly Scott Cato and Brian Davey talk to Jane Davidson

    Social Justice and Climate Change

    Molly Scott Cato and Brian Davey talk to Jane DavidsonClimate 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 4pm - Digital Stageaudio available

  • Safia Minney, Mariusz Stochaj and Philip Colbert

    Fashion Activism

    Safia Minney, Mariusz Stochaj and Philip ColbertFashion 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 5.30pm - Digital Stageaudio available

  • David Walliams talks to Chris Evans

    Gangsta Granny

    David Walliams talks to Chris Evans
    The actor, comedian, talent judge and best selling children's author makes his debut at Hay to talk Scrabble, swimming and 500 words. 
     
    Families.  9+ years

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 5.30pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Simon Rattle talks to Tom Service

    Music as Alchemy

    Simon Rattle talks to Tom ServiceThe conductor talks to the author of Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras about his work with the Berlin Philharmonic.

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 6.45pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Andrew Collings, Paul Benham and Penelope Vogler talk to Andy Fryers

    Forgotten Foods

    Andrew Collings, Paul Benham and Penelope Vogler talk to Andy FryersReporting 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?

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 7pm - Hay on Earth Stageaudio available

  • Farah Faizal

    Screening of The Island President

    Farah FaizalAfter 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 31 May 2012, 8pm - Big Tentaudio available

  • Terry Leahy

    Management in 10 Words

    Terry LeahyAn 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 1pm - Barclays Pavilionaudio available

  • Michael Morpurgo

    The Hay Library Lecture

    Michael Morpurgo
    The 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 TICKETED
     
    There 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 2.30pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

    Charles Dickens 200

    Lucinda Dickens HawksleyThe author presents an intimate portrait of her great-great-great-grandfather. Illustrated with personal memorabilia.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 2.30pm - Big Tentaudio available

  • David Bellos

    Is that a fish in your ear?

    David BellosFrom 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 4pm - Big Tentaudio available

  • Conor Woodman

    Unfair Trade

    Conor WoodmanThe broadcaster and former City analyst looks at how Big Business Exploits the World’s Poor – and why it doesn’t have to.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 4pm - Digital Stageaudio available

  • Ian Robertson

    The Winner Effect

    Ian RobertsonThe Professor of Psychology analyses how and why success changes the chemistry of the brain, making us more focused, smarter, more confident – and aggressive.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 4pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Kim Wilkie

    Led by the Land

    Kim WilkieThe 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 5.15pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Paul Zak

    The Moral Molecule

    Paul ZakThe 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 5.15pm - Big Tentaudio available

  • Michael Morpurgo and Maggie Fergusson talk to Peter Florence

    War Child to War Horse

    Michael Morpurgo and Maggie Fergusson talk to Peter Florence
    How 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.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 6.30pm - Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stageaudio available

  • Saskia Sassen, Wendy Pullan, Sara Silvestri, Max Sternberg

    Cambridge series 1 - Cities and Terror

    Saskia Sassen, Wendy Pullan, Sara Silvestri, Max Sternberg
    How can we reduce the risk of violence in cities, which are being extensively targeted in armed conflicts, riots and terrorist attacks?
     

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 6.30pm - Big Tentaudio available

  • John Challis talks to Peter Burden

    Being Boycie

    John Challis talks to Peter BurdenThe actor’s life, as lived to the full by the inimitable Only Fools and Horses star.

    Hay Festival 2012, Friday 1 June 2012, 6.30pm - Digital Stageaudio available

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