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Rachel Clarke, Anita Donley, Adam Kay

Your Life is in My Hands, and This is Going to Hurt

Hay Festival 2018, 

Times of unprecedented pressure and challenge in the NHS have given rise to two heart-breaking memoirs of life in the front line of medicine today. Hear Rachel Clarke, journalist and doctor, and Adam Kay, doctor, writer and comedian in conversation with Anita Donley on healthcare, safety and medicine today.

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Ferdia Gallagher

Cambridge Series 5: The Future of MRI

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dr Gallagher from the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge discusses the basis of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), how it is currently used to image cancer and what the future of oncological imaging may entail.

Ferdia Gallagher

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Horatio Morpurgo

The Paradoxal Compass: Drake’s Dilemma

Hay Festival 2018, 

Morpurgo dramatises an episode in Francis Drake's circumnavigation during which the Golden Hind was stranded on a rock off Celebes, Indonesia. What altercation occurred between Drake and the ship's chaplain, Francis Fletcher, during those terrifying 20 hours? Morpurgo makes a compelling argument for what was really at the heart of that disagreement, and its present-day repercussions. He argues that the Tudor navigators and their stories may hold the key to how we should approach the current environmental crisis. Chaired by Daisy Leitch.

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Paddy Hill talks to Richard Ingrams

Hay Festival 1996, 
The most outspoken member of The Birmingham Six talks to the former editor of Private Eye and now the editor of The Oldie about his experience of interrogation, trial and imprisonment in the most famous miscarrige of justice of recent years. In the Evening Standard, Ingrams wrote of Forever Lost, Forever Gone - "Anyone who still believes that our policemen are wonderful or that British justice is the finest in the world should read Mr. Hill's gripping account. It is impossible to do so without feeling indignation and shame that such things could be done in our name"

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Bogotá 39

João Paulo Cuenca, Álvaro Enrigue, Guadalupe Nettel y Fabrizio Mejía Madrid en conversación con Rafa

Xalapa 2012, 
Cuatro autores integrantes de la selección Bogotá 39, que en el 2007 destacó treinta y nueve autores latinoamericanos menores de treinta y nueve años, nos leen un ejemplo de sus últimas producciones y nos cuentan en qué están trabajando. Con João Paulo Cuenca (Brasil), Álvaro Enrigue, Guadalupe Nettel y Fabrizio Mejía Madrid (México). Moderado por Rafael Toriz

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Ian Stewart - The Royal Society Michael Faraday Lecture

Riddles of Form: Discovering Order and pattern in the Universe

Hay Festival 1996, 
The patterns that occur in the form and behaviour of living creatures are usuallu explained in terms of genes and DNA. However, mathematics also plays a role, as examples from the numerolgy of plants and the rhythms of animal movement demonstrate. (No specialist knowledge or mathematical ability required)

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(Super)héroes. Boris Cyrulnik en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Cartagena 2017, 
Boris Cyrulnik (Francia) es neurólogo, psiquiatra, psicoanalista y etólogo. El autor de Los patitos feos. La resiliencia: una infancia infeliz no determina la vida, ha publicado recientemente en español Super(héroes)¿Por qué los necesitamos?, libro sobre el que conversará con Ingrid Bejerman.

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Phil George, Rachel Trezise, Tomos Owen and Friends

The Library of Wales

Hay Festival 2018, 

The hugely ambitious Parthian press project to gather in one imprint the greatest Welsh writing in English of the past 100 years has now reached 50 titles – from Raymond Williams and Margiad Evans to Rachel Trezise and Leonora Brito. Phil George leads a conversation about the scope and scale, impact and treasures of Welsh literature. What do we learn from these modern classics? What might the next 50 books be? And how might they be selected? 

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Greg James and Chris Smith

Kid Normal

Hay Festival 2018, 

Calling all heroes, villains and Super Zeroes. Join the radio personalities and authors for an action-packed Kid Normal event, including a reading from the new book, Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes. Dave Cribb will provide musical accompaniment throughout. Help create a brand new superhero story and prepare for lots of games, singing and audience participation. Superpowers not required.

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Simon Jenkins

Britain’s Best Railway Stations

Winter Weekend 2017, 

From Waterloo to Whitby, St Pancras to Stirling, these are the marvellous, often under-sung places that link our nation. Blending his usual insight and authority, Jenkins examines the geography, architecture and symbolism of these glories of our national heritage.

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Mike Hoffmann, Monika Bohm and Emily Beech talk to Andy Fryers

Species Under Threat

Hay Festival 2018, 

Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. It is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity and a powerful tool to inform and catalyse policy change. The list provides information about range, population size, habitat and ecology, threats, and conservation actions. Hoffman currently heads up the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) global conservation programmes and was previously chair of the 25-member IUCN Red List Committee. Bohm is a researcher in the Species Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL. Emily Beech is a Conservation Officer at Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

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Ed Hawkins and Nicola Davies talk to Andy Fryers

Trans.MISSION 3: Extreme Weather Events

Hay Festival 2018, 

What happens when you bring together two people at the top of their game but from different spheres? Ed Hawkins is a climate scientist and works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the University of Reading. Ed focuses on improving predictions of climate change and its impacts. Nicola Davies is the author of more than 50 books for children: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They have collaborated to create an original piece of work that will explore the issues around extreme weather events.
The Trans.MISSION project was created to bring science and culture together with the aim of communicating cutting-edge science to new audiences through new methods.
More information about the Trans.MISSION project can be found here.

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Alma Guillermoprieto en conversación con Juan Cruz

Cartagena 2016, 
La periodista mexicana afincada en Nueva York, Alma Guillermoprieto, ha trabajado como reportera para los medios más prestigiosos en lengua inglesa, entre ellos, The Guardian, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New Yorker y The New York Review of Books. Sus reportajes para estos medios han sido traducidos a varios idiomas.
En español escribió La Habana en un espejo, memoria de los meses que paso en Cuba como profesora de danza moderna. La más reciente recopilación de sus textos traducidos al español es Desde el país de nunca jamás.
Conversará con el periodista Juan Cruz sobre el oficio de reportera y sus experiencias.

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Poetry Squantum 4

Hay Festival 1996, 
The poets present their finished poems

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Sofi Oksanen en conversación con Rosie Goldsmith

Cartagena 2015, 

Aclamada por público y crítica, Sofi Oksanen se ha convertido en una de las escritoras contemporáneas más exitosas de Finlandia. Entre sus libros destacan Purga, del que vendió más de un millón de ejemplares en 41 países y, más recientemente, Cuando las palomas cayeron del cielo, novela ambientada en Estonia durante el período anterior y posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En 2013 Sofi Oksanen fue galardonada con el Premio Nórdico de la Academia Sueca al conjunto de su obra.

Evento patrocinado por ARCADIA

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Claudia Ulloa, Emiliano Monge, Laia Jufresa

Fictions: Bogota 39

Hay Festival 2018, 

The second of two sessions introducing the most exciting voices of Latin American fiction, award-winning stars of the 2018 selection for Bogota 39, and launching the English-language edition of a globally published anthology. Ulloa is a short story writer from Peru, whose collection Little Birds beautifully combines cruelty and tenderness. Monge’s The Arid Sky has seen him hailed as a Mexican Cormac McCarthy. Jufresa’s masterpiece Umami is a darkly comic portrayal of contemporary life in Mexico City. They talk to Daniel Hahn.

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Susan Sontag, Kevin Jackson

In America

Hay Festival 2000, 
The American writer and thinker discusses her novel with journalist Jackson. In 1876, a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travels to California to found a 'utopian' commune. The image of America, and California, as escape, as fantasy, constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the group go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage.

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Marianne Wiggins talks to Sarah Dunant

Hay Festival 1996, 
The American novelist and short story writer talks about John Dollar - "a superb novel, hypnotic, disturbing and artful... almost any sentance may be shot through with wonderful phrases bright as tracer bullets" - (Washington Post), that is written in "a prose precisely opulent as a diamond solitare" - New York Times.
She talks to the award-winning crime-writer Sarah Dunant, author of Under My Skin, Birthmarks and Fatlands.

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The Violence Within

Dhaka 2013, 
Hasan Azizul Huq's translated Three Stories, Kaiser Haq's collection of poems Pariah and Other Poems, and Ahsan Akbar's The Devil's Thumbprint, with Sandip Roy. Marking the Launch of Bengal Lights Books.

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Sergio Cabrera con Lucía Puenzo

10 x 10 CINE: Nuevas historias del cine latinoamericano.

Cartagena 2015, 

Dos destacados directores de cine charlarán sobre su recorrido profesional y sus experiencias en el mundo cinematográfico. Sergio Cabrera ha dirigido algunas de las cintas más exitosas del cine colombiano, entre ellas, La estrategia del caracol y Golpe de estadio. Su última película, Todos se van, está basada en la novela homónima de la escritora cubana Wendy Guerra. Lucía Puenzo es escritora y directora de aclamados largometrajes como XXY, El niño pez y Wakolda, su última película de la que además fue guionista. Evento moderado por Sandro Romero.

Evento patrocinado por Cinecolombia

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Proyecion de Quien es Dayani Cristal?

Presentada por Gael Garcia Bernal

Cartagena 2014, 

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Simon Barnes

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher

Hay Festival 2005, 
RSPB columnist and best-selling ornithologist communicates his passion infectiously. Look around you ...

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Sarah Kilroy and Hugh Houghton

Rediscovering Religious Texts

Hay Festival 2018, 

Radiocarbon dating recently identified a manuscript in the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library as possibly the world's oldest fragment of the Qur’an, showing it to be at least 1,370 years old and attracting unprecedented international interest. Similarly, the earliest Latin commentary on the Gospels was rediscovered in a manuscript in Cologne Cathedral Library after being lost for 1,500 years and published for the first time last year with an English translation. How are such texts identified, authenticated and catalogued? What measures are taken to preserve them and make them available for scholarly research and public interest? What are the cutting edge technologies being used to analyse, protect and recover key historical documents?
Sarah Kilroy is Head of Conservation and Programming and Hugh Houghton is Director of Research at the Department of Theology and Religion and leads Birmingham's Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing.

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Jilly Cooper talks to Stephanie Merritt

Fictions: Unrivalled

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation with the great storyteller and comic novelist, author of Rivals, Riders, and most recently, Mount!

Jilly Cooper talks to Stephanie Merritt

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Xiaolu Guo, Ronit Matalon, Valerie Martin

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Guo juxtaposes Beijing and her fishing Village of Stone. Israeli novelist Matalon is the author of Bliss and The Ore Facing Us. Orange Prize-winner Martin introduces her short stories Love. Chaired by Linda Grant.