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Katherine Brown

Muslim Women and Radicalization

Hay Festival 2018, 

An exploration of Muslim women’s involvement in violent religious politics, specifically Islam. Brown examines the ways in which gendered jihadi narratives motivate and enfranchise, and how they combine with everyday experiences of living and politics. She also examines how counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes impact on religious women’s rights and Muslim communities in the UK. Brown is Lecturer in Islamic Studies.
See also event [371].

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Claire Gorrara, Christopher Lewis, Anna Vivian Jones, Teresa Tinsley

Why Bother Studying Modern Languages – Everyone Speaks English

Hay Festival 2018, 

We have been repeatedly told that the UK will be looking to create new free-trade partnerships following Brexit, above all with the 'Anglosphere'. Why then do we need to study or learn other languages? Everyone speaks English. This session will unpack some of the monolingual attitudes that sit behind such views and ask participants to think about the role of languages and language learning for Britain's relationships with a brave new world post-Brexit.  #unpack

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Nicholas Crane

Clear Waters Rising

Hay Festival 1997, 
Following unanimous critical acclaim for his book, Crane tells the story of his 10,000 kilomtere walk along the mountain ranges of Europe from Cape Finistere to Istanbul. With stunning photographs, he offers a unique portrait of Europe's last wildernesses, and relates the gruelling and exhilarating truths of a remarkable physical achievement.

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The Modern Library

Hay Festival 1999, 
Virago founder Carmen Callil and Irish writer Colm Toibin have canonised "the 200 best novels in English since 1950". Join them to debate who's in, who's out and why?

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Alonso Cueto, David Rieff, Sergio Ramírez y Luisa Valenzuela en conversación con Rodolfo Mendoza

Libro-homenaje Carlos Fuentes.

Xalapa 2013, 
Xalapa recuerda al escritor mexicano más universal con una charla en la que estarán presentes varios de sus amigos y colegas, colaboradores de un libro-homenaje co-editado por la Universidad Veracruzana y el Hay Festival, y realizado con el apoyo del estímulo a la producción de libros del CONACULTA-INBA.
Co-organizado con la Universidad Veracruzana

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From Words To Screen

Dhaka 2013, 
Rahul Bose with Amit Ashraf

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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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Anne Applebaum

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

Hay Festival 2018, 

In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century. With unprecedented authority and detail, Red Famine investigates how this happened, who was responsible, and what the consequences were.

The famine was rapidly followed by an attack on Ukraine's cultural and political leadership - and then by a denial that it had ever happened at all. Some western journalists shamelessly swallowed the Soviet line; others bravely rejected it, and were undermined and harassed. The Soviet authorities were determined not only that Ukraine should abandon its national aspirations, but that the country's true history should be buried along with its millions of victims. At a moment of crisis between Russia and Ukraine, it also shows how far the present is shaped by the past. Chaired by Oliver Bullough.

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Rita Carter

The Brain in Minutes

Hay Festival 2018, 

The distinguished science writer explains why the human brain became so clever; how it controls everything from breathing, sleeping and seeing to identity, imagination, pleasure and pain; and what will happen when the brain integrates with computers or the latest genetic discoveries.

Rita Carter

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Heather Widdows

A Duty To Be Beautiful?

Hay Festival 2018, 

It’s not surprising that how we look matters in an increasingly visual and virtual world. Whether you get 'likes' or make a good first impression matters and the pressure to be perfect is something which young men and women increasingly feel. Indeed body dissatisfaction and anxiety are so prevalent that we regard them as normal. The extent of such anxiety is in part explained by recognising the ethical nature of the beauty ideal. Individuals increasingly judge themselves and others according to whether they measure up in the beauty stakes, and feel like failures if they do not. The University of Birmingham’s John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics explores the ethical nature of the beauty ideal to make sense of why such feelings run so deep.

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Cecilia Brassett, Emily Evans, Isla Fay

Cambridge Series 12: The Secret Language of Anatomy

Hay Festival 2018, 

Where is the seahorse in our brain? What is a sesame seed doing in our knee? Come and find out through this illustrated talk on the mysteries of anatomical terminology. Cecilia Brassett is a University Clinical Anatomist; Emily Evans is a medical illustrator who is also a senior demonstrator of anatomy; Isla Fay is Human Anatomy Technical Coordinator in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.

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Jay Griffiths in conversation with Rebecca John

Responding to the World

Winter Weekend 2015, 

What is the writer’s role in the world? Are they there to respond to events, drive change, reflect society? Join our Hay Festival International Fellow and PEN International writer and the new PENCymru’s winner of PEN International’s New Voices competition, Rebecca John. Chaired by Jon Gower.

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Erika McGann

Kells 2015, 

Erika McGann, author of The Demon Notebook, The Broken Spell and The Watching Wood, conducts an interactive talk about writing books for pre-teen readers and aspiring authors.

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J.J. Armas Marcelo en conversación con Juan Gossaín

Cartagena 2015, 
El escritor J.J. Armas Marcelo hablará sobre su última novela, Réquiem habanero por Fidel, donde cuenta la historia de Walter Cepeda, coronel cubano retirado de la Seguridad del Estado al que su hija anuncia la muerte de Fidel Castro, una noticia que le llevará a hacer balance de su vida, éxitos y fracasos. Una novela escrita con ironía e inteligencia por el ganador del Premio Galdós 1975 y el Premio Internacional de Novela Plaza y Janés 1989.

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Anthony Wall

Bacon and Burroughs

Hay Festival 2003, 
Q & A with Anthony Wall, Arena editor who shows the world premiere of a filmed conversation between Francis Bacon and William Burroughs, author of The Naked Lunch.

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The Duchess of Devonshire and Charlotte Mosley

The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

Hay Festival 2008, 
The twentieth century filtered through the correspondence of the most glamorous and controversial English literary dynasty. Debo Mitford and Diana’s niece, who edited the letters, talk to Hannah Rothschild.

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Roy Hattersley

Blood and Fire

Hay Festival 2000, 
Hattersley conjures an 'entertaining and stylish romp' through the life of a crusading, political winner of religious zeal, with a flair for media manipulation and a fondness for hob-nobbing with the rich and famous. The story of William Booth and his wife Catherine, founders of the Salvation Army.

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Fictions

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein, Florence Noiville and Peter Pannke talk with Arunava Sinha, about different genres, places, lauguages, and celebrating the diversity of fiction.

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Ursula Martin

Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist

Hay Festival 2018, 

Ada, Countess of Lovelace, daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated wife, Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world’s first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the 19th century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science? Ursula Martin is a professor at the University of Oxford whose research interests span mathematics, computer science and the humanities.

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Carol Shields, Kate Mosse

Hay Festival 2000, 
A rare interview with the Canadian novelist, who won the Orange Prize for Larry's Party. She talks to Kate Mosse, the writer and administrator of the Chichester Festival Theatre about her short story collection Dressing Up for the Carnival. 

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Ron Oxburgh and David king

Greenpeace Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Climate change and fossil fuels explored by the Chairman of Shell and the Government's top scientist. Chaired by Stephen Tindale, CEO of Greenpeace

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JMG Le Clézio en conversación con Carmen Boullosa

Querétaro 2016, 

JMG Le Clézio (Francia) es novelista, escritor de libros de viaje y autor, entre muchos otros trabajos, de un estudio sobre el México colonial. Galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura en el año 2008, conversará con la escritora Carmen Boullosa sobre sus inquietudes literarias y artísticas.

JMG Le Clézio en conversación con Carmen Boullosa

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Martín Casariego, César Silva Márquez y Antonio Sarabia en conversación con Claudia Domínguez

Lo último de...

Xalapa 2013, 
Martín Casariego (España) es autor de Un amigo así, de varios guiones cinematográficos y de ocho cuentos infantiles. César Silva Márquez (México) es autor de la recién publicada Juárez Whiskey, así como de otras dos novelas y varios poemarios, entre los que destaca El caso de la orquídea dorada. Antonio Sarabia (México) es autor, entre otras novelas, de Troya al atardecer y sus cuentos han aparecido en varias antologías. En conversación con Claudia Domínguez.

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Nigel Planner, Emily Perkins, Jonathan Myerson

The First Novel

Hay Festival 1998, 
Three writers of great distinction and differing writing experience have just published their first novels. The actor Nigel Planner has published poetry, the non-fiction best-seller A Good Enough Dad and the brilliant satire I, Actor. His debut novel is The Right Man. Emily Perkins won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her short story collection Not Her Real Name. Her novel Leave Before You Go is set in her native New Zealand. The screenwriter Jonathan Myerson's novel is Noise. They talk to Terence Blacker

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Erica Jong & Marilyn French

Hay Festival 1997, 
Jong, the author of Fear of Flying, How to save your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses and Fear of Fifty discusses her new novel Of Blessed Memory. French, whose books include Our Father, The Bleeding Heart and The War Against Women celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of The Woman's Room.