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Earth – A Secure Food SupplyHow can we provide a sustainable food supply sufficient to meet the needs of a growing population facing climate change? Robin Todd, Trustee of Concern Universal, Patrick Mulvany, Chair of the UK Food Group, and journalist, smallholder and Chair of London Food, Rosie Boycott.In collaboration with UNESCO
Wind – Adapting to ChangeHow do communities adapt to change and migration? Khalid Koser from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Sue Miller, Baroness of Chilthorne Dorner, Member, UNESCO North Devon's Biosphere Reserve Partnership, and Chikondi Mpokosa, Oxfam’s Global Education Advisor.In collaboration with UNESCO
Fire – Securing Energy SuppliesWhat are the implications of climate change on energy supply and security? Founder and CEO of Centre for Social Markets Malini Mehra, Jane Davidson AM, David Mackay, author of Sustainable Energy, and Anthony Giddens, author of The Politics of Climate Change.In collaboration with UNESCO
Water – The Basics of LifeHow will climate change affect biodiversity and the way we manage freshwater supplies and the oceans as a resource? David Tickner, Head of WWF’s Freshwater Programme, Homero Aridjis, poet, Head of the Group of 100 and Mexico's Ambassador to UNESCO, Lyla Mehta of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and Daniela Schmidt, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.In collaboration with UNESCO
European Election Question TimePeter Florence chairs a hustings for the leading candidates (Plaid Cymru, Labour, Conservative, UKIP and Lib Dem) for the four Welsh seats voted for on 4 June. Questions welcome in advance via hayfestival.com/forum/europe.
Entry to this event is free, but you must book a ticket. There will be a collection for charity at the event.Supported by The European Movement
One Wales: One PlanetLaunch of the Welsh Assembly Government’s new Sustainable Development Scheme – One Wales: One Planet – by Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, First Minister of Wales.
Entry to this event is free, but you must book a ticket.
Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade BattlesThe stirring story of a burgeoning global family, tenaciously pushing big business to trade more fairly with some of the world’s poorest farmers.Sponsored by Wales for Africa
The Politics of Climate Change‘Politics-as-usual won’t deal with the problems we face, while the recipes of the green movement are flawed at source.’ The eminent sociologist introduces a range of new concepts and proposals to fill in the gap, and examines in depth the connections between climate change and energy security.
The 2009 Country Living Magazine Discussion: Thatcher, Farrier, Cooper…Call Centre Worker?Rural skills are under threat, and without training for a new generation of craftspeople, the traditions we treasure will exist only in tales of days gone by. Chaired by countryside writer Daniel Butler, who talks to Hugh Peachey, gypsy wagon restorer and stonemason, Mike Moody, chair of the National Heritage Training Group, and entrepreneur Emma Bridgewater. Followed by a single malt whisky sampling by The Balvenie.Sponsored by The Balvenie
Empires of the SeaIn the sixteenth century the Mediterranean became the battleground for a titanic maritime struggle between Islam and Christianity. Roger Crowley brings to life this extraordinary confrontation, which set frontiers that hold to this day.
Save the SeaThe Environmental Justice Team take on pirate fishing.
Gwynedd: Pevsner Buildings of WalesThe architectural survey examines the treasures of north-west Wales.Sponsored by Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages
The Guardian Sessions: Blueprint for a Safer PlanetWhat is the problem? What are the dangers? What can be done to reduce emissions? At what cost? How can the world adapt? And, what does all this mean for corporations, governments and individuals? Chaired by Ian Katz.
The Guardian Sessions at Hay
For the eighth year, the Guardian is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Hay Festival.
Over the past year, the world has seen momentous change – a deepening economic crisis; the dawn of a new era in America; environmental concerns moving higher up the agenda; and increased challenges to our civil liberties... As the world's leading liberal voice, the Guardian is committed to the exploration and debate of these issues.
At this year's festival, the Guardian Sessions, with insight from leading individuals in their fields, will further examine and debate the most pressing concerns facing us today.
Come and join us.Sponsored by Ty-Mawr Lime
The Rural Media Company presents: Still LifeEleven-year-old Lauren has almost come to terms with her parents splitting up when a school history project rekindles some very painful memories and a violent and dangerous jealousy. Set in Herefordshire, the film wrestles with isolation and identity in a rural market town, where people quickly learn how to move on rather than move away. Still Life is the Rural Media Company’s latest ambitious community film production created over the course of a year with the people of Bromyard.
Island RecordsWe celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking label as the founder selects his jubilee tracks and stories.
Grumpy Old Rock StarThe legendary Yes keyboard player is one of the great rock storytellers.Sponsored by Baskerville Hall Hotel
The Cambridge 800 Series: Science – A Four Thousand Year HistoryWhen did science begin? Who did science? How does science change?In association with Cambridge University and The Cambridge Festival of Ideas
What They Teach You at Harvard Business SchoolAn insider’s account from the Cauldron of Capitalism.Sponsored by Grant Thornton
The World in 2050The Astronomer Royal looks to the future and what we don’t yet know.
LSE Lecture: Banks, Booms and Busts – Where Next for the Global Economy?The London School of Economics academics debate the financial crisis and give their views on when and how the world economy will emerge from the current collapse. Chaired by Adam Austerfield.
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