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Tristram Hunt

The English Civil War at First Hand

Hay Festival 2003, 
The brilliant young historian brings the lost voices of England's revolution back to life with a talk based round his best-selling new book The English Civil War: At First Hand.

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Nina Bawden talks to Mary Loudon

Hay Festival 1995, 
The novelist talks about her autobiography In My Own Time and the "myths, fancies, and half-truths" that make up family histories. She talks about her experiences of evacuation during the War, her time at Oxford with Richard Burton and Margaret Thatcher, and her career as one of Britain's leading fictionwriters. The journalist Mary Loudon wrote Revelations - The Clergy Questionned.

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Fernando Savater, Rolf Strom-Olsen, Csaba Mányai

Budapest 2013, 

One of Spain’s most popular philosophers, the winner of the 2008 Planeta Prize and humanities and history professor Rolf Strom-Olsen talk to Csaba Mányai, curator of TEDxDanubia.

In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Embassy in Hungary, Muszaki Konyv Kyado, Fundación Lara and IE Universit

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Gitta Sereny talks to Andrew Roberts

Hay Festival 1996, 
In her book Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth "presents the struggle of the second most powerful Nazi with his conscience, with her as his confessor. By the end, she forces Speer to admit what he denied at Nuremberg - That he knew about The Final Solution and tacitly consented to it . . . a book that actually penetrates the sould of Nazism" - Guardian. She talks to the historian Andrew Roberts.

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Suzanne O'Sullivan en conversación con Jaime Bernal Villegas

Cartagena 2017, 
Los casos más sorprendentes y perturbadores de los males que el cerebro puede infligir a nuestro propio cuerpo son investigados por la neuróloga Suzanne O´Sullivan en Todo está en tu cabeza. La mayoría aceptamos sin problema que el corazón palpite con fuerza cuando vemos a la persona que amamos secretamente, o la sudoración que brota en nuestra frente ante el nerviosismo que nos provoca tener que hablar en público. Pero lo que no llegamos a imaginar es cuán dramática y exagerada puede llegar a ser la reacción de nuestro cuerpo ante según que emociones. O’Sullivan conversa sobre el fascinante mundo de las enfermedades psicosomáticas.
Suzanne O'Sullivan en conversación con Jaime Bernal Villegas

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Gala de poesía

Xalapa 2012, 
Noche de lecturas poéticas con varios invitados del festival: Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), Tishani Doshi (India), Roberto Echavarren (Uruguay), Eurig Salisbury (Gales), Luigi Amara, Tedi López-Mills, José Luis Rivas, Marcelo Uribe y Aurelio Major (México); presentado por Lola Arias.

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Diana Uribe

Cartagena 2016, 
La historiadora, filósofa y periodista colombiana conversará de su último libro La vuelta al mundo en 25 mitos y de su proceso de creación.

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Rory Hyde and Tristram Hunt

The V&A Lecture 2: The Future Starts Here

Hay Festival 2018, 

The new blockbuster show at the V&A begins to imagine where our society might be headed. Cute but intelligent robots, massive unmanned aircraft that deliver internet access, crowdfunded buildings, tools printed in space, mysterious black boxes that understand human genetic codes – how can these objects affect the way we live, learn and love? And how are they challenging our understanding of what it means to be an individual, a citizen, a crowd or a species? Hunt is the Director and Hyde is the Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Rory Hyde and Tristram Hunt

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Christine Chinkin

The LSE Lecture: The Challenge of Women, Peace and Security

Hay Festival 2018, 

The United Nations Security Council’s agenda on Women Peace and Security seeks the inclusion of women’s experiences into decision and policy-making about conflict and its aftermath, encompassing women’s participation, preventing and protecting against sexual violence and post-conflict relief and recovery. Chinkin will consider the challenge presented in making a top down Security Council agenda meaningful to women on the ground. Professor Christine Chinkin, CMG, FBA, is the Director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and a leading human rights and international law expert. Chaired by Stephanie Boland of Prospect magazine.

Christine Chinkin

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Santiago Gamboa en conversación con Jorge Espinosa

Cartagena 2017, 
Jorge Espinosa conversa con este gran autor colombiano. Santiago Gamboa (Colombia) escritor y periodista, y el autor, entre otros, de Perder es cuestión de método, traducida a seis idiomas y convertida en película por el director de cine Sergio Cabrera; su último libro es Volver al oscuro valle, una novela coral en la que se entrelazan varias historias de personajes que llegan, después de una larga ausencia en algunos casos, a Colombia.

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Wilfred Thesiger with Adrian House, Alex Maitland and Harry Marshall

The Hakluyt Society presents

Hay Festival 1996, 
To celebrate the Society's 150th anniversary, we are delighted to give the British premiere screening of Harry Marshall's film of Sir Wilfred Thesiger: Heart of a Nomad followed by a Question Time session with the director and the great travel writer himself, his official biographer, Alexander maitland, and his agent Adrian House.

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Amanda Spielman talks to Ann Mroz

OFSTED, inspected

Hay Festival 2018, 
The chief inspector of OFSTED discusses her work heading the regulatory body for education, children’s services and skills. She looks at the opportunities for schooling at a time when Britain needs to launch our children into the world fully prepared for a very challenging future. Chaired by the editor of TES.

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John Crace, John Sutherland and Friends

The Two Johnnies Do Dracula, and Frankenstein is 200!

Hay Festival 2018, 

A Book Club like no other, as our favourite literary vaudevillians read about monsters and Europe and things that go bump in the mind. Crace writes the satirical Digested Reads for the Guardian. Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of English at UCL and the go-to senior Eng-Lit Super-Don.

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Yehuda Amichai, Marge Piercy, Gwyneth Lewis

World Poetry

Hay Festival 1995, 
The Israeli writer, Yehuda Amichai, is one of the world's greatest poets. The American, Marge Piercy is both a poet and novelist whose selected poems Eight Chambers of the Heart include the famous Lunar Cycle.
Gwyneth Lewis is the leading bi-lingual Welsh poet. Her new English-language collection is Parables and Faxes.

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Simon Schama, Alan Yentob, Hisham Matar, Daniel Hahn, Deborah Levy y Nell Leyshon en conversación con Peter Florence

Recordando a William Shakespeare

Cartagena 2016, 
El celebrado historiador británico, Simon Schama, el periodista Alan Yentob y los escritores Hisham Matar, Nell Leyshon, Daniel Hahn y Deborah Levy, quien ha escrito para el Royal Shakespeare Company, conversarán con Peter Florence sobre William Shakespeare, su obra y su influencia en el 400 aniversario de su muerte.

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Sam Llewellyn

Winter Weekend 2010, 
Ripping yarns and tall tales of Arthurian legend, Atlantis and the wild oceans from the author of the knock-down bestselling thriller Black Fish. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Simon Fairlie and Safia Minney talk to Martin Wright

Vegetarians and Vegans: The Planet Savers?

Hay Festival 2019, 

One in three Britons now identifies as (at least) ‘semi-vegetarian’, while the number of vegans has risen by a heady 700% in less than three years. Whether driven by concerns over health, animal welfare or – increasingly – climate change, it’s fast becoming a norm. But, like most modern dilemmas, it’s not quite that simple. Advocates of mindful meat-eating point out that cows and other livestock can play a vital role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem on our farms, and – depending on how they are grazed – they might even help the soil store more carbon. So do you have to go vegan to save the planet? Or is there a more nuanced approach? Simon Fairlie (author of Meat: A Benign Extravagance and editor of The Land magazine) and Safia Minney (vegetarian entrepreneur, People Tree and Pozu) talk to Martin Wright.

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Serhii Plokhy

The Baillie Gifford Prize Lecture: Chernobyl, History of a Tragedy

Hay Festival 2019, 

On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. In the end, less than five per cent of the reactor’s fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. Plokhy’s Baillie Gifford Prize-winning account recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the fire-fighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible: extinguishing the nuclear inferno and putting the reactor to sleep. While it is clear that the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the flaws of its nuclear industry. Plokhy is Professor of History at Harvard University and a leading authority on Eastern Europe. Chaired by Nik Gowing.

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Carl Bernstein

Budapest 2013, 

A conversation with the legendary American investigative journalist who broke the Watergate scandal in The Washington Post, co-author of All The President’s Men and biographer of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Chaired by Edit Inotai.

In collaboration with the US Embassy in Hungary, American Corner of Corvinus University and Alexandra Publishing House

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M G Leonard and Max Barclay

Battle of the Beetles

Hay Festival 2018, 

Meet the beetles that inspired the entomological trilogy.  M.G Leonard and Max Barclay, Curator and Collections Manager of Coleoptera at the Natural History Museum, introduce the wonderful world of beetles through the important collection owned by the Museum, which is where the trilogy begins. Starring actual beetles from Charles Darwin’s Beagle voyage and from the Alfred Russel Wallace collection.

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Kathryn Mannix talks to Stephanie Boland

With the End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well

Hay Festival 2019, 

Mannix has spent her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses. Told through a series of beautifully crafted stories taken from nearly four decades of clinical practice, she answers the most intimate questions about the process of dying with touching honesty and humanity. She makes a compelling case for the therapeutic power of approaching death not with trepidation but with openness, clarity and understanding. You will meet Holly, who danced her last day away; Eric, the retired head teacher who, even with motor neurone disease, gets things done; loving, tender-hearted Nelly and Joe, each living a lonely lie to save their beloved from distress; and Sylvie, 19, dying of leukaemia, sewing a cushion for her mum to hug by the fire after she has died.
Boland is head of Digital at Prospect magazine.

Kathryn Mannix talks to Stephanie Boland

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Michael Holroyd

Basil Street Blues

Hay Festival 2000, 
The biographer of George Bernard Shaw, Lytton Strachey, and Augustus John turns his pen on himself and discusses the differing arts of biography and autobiography.

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Las Preguntas Hay 25 (I)

Con Jeanette Winterson, Frédéric Martel, Janne Teller y Peter Godwin

Xalapa 2012, 
Este año nuestro festival en Gales cumple 25 años y para celebrarlo hemos creado una selección de veinticinco preguntas que nos parecen relevantes para espectadores y artistas. En esta ocasión, los cuatro invitados deben responder las siguientes: ¿qué líderes, escritores, científi cos y artistas vivos están abriendo las puertas del futuro para la humanidad?; ¿entre el campo y ciudad, qué pueden aprender el uno del otro?; ¿qué texto ha cambiado más tu corazón y tu mente: una frase, la letra de una canción, una carta, un libro, un poema, una inscripción…? Moderado por Peter Florence, Director de Hay Festival.

Traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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David Crystal

From Babble to Scrabble to Drabble

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Editor of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language explores the word games that fascinate us as children, entertain us as adults, and dominate the media. Crystal has a fabulous ability to convey his wonder at the richness of language and the games we play with it.

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Nick McDowell, Mary Kay Zuravleff, William Corlett

Some Kind of Loving

Hay Festival 1996, 
A reading and conversation with three new novelists. McDowell's The Wrong Girl is a "tightly written, unsettling revenge tragedy" - Observer. Corlett's award-winning novel Now and Then is a beautiful tale of the search for the lost and only love of Christopher Metcalfe's life - "intricately textured, beautifully written, and totally compelling" - Sian Phillips. Zuravleff's The Frequency of Souls is a novel about a refrigerator designer and his passion for another more inspired refigerator designer, the young Niagara Spence, six foot tall with a hearing aid.