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Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

On Forgiveness

Hay Festival 2003, 
How forgiveness works and where it came from. How it can enrich our humanity, wether or not we have religious beliefs. The former Bishop of Edinburgh and Gresham Professor of Divinity, Holloway draws on philosophers and writers such as George Steiner, Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt and Nelson Mandela, throwing light on conflicts around the world today. He discusses his thinking with the broadcaster Joan Bakewell

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Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

Triangle and Square

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the New York Times duo as they conspire again on two slyly funny tales about some creative shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humour, these thoughtful offerings about different shapes from two of today's most irreverent picture-book creators emphasize the importance of keeping your eyes and your mind open to wonder, where others see only rubble and rocks.

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Violet Moller

The Map of Knowledge

Hay Festival 2019, 

Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas of three of the greatest scientists of antiquity through seven cities and over a thousand years. From Muslim Córdoba to Catholic Toledo, from Salerno’s medieval medical school to Palermo, capital of Sicily’s vibrant mix of cultures and, finally, to Venice, where that great merchant city’s printing presses would enable Euclid’s geometry, Ptolemy’s system of the stars and Galen’s vast body of writings on medicine to spread even more widely. Moller reveals the web of connections between the Islamic world and Christendom, connections that would both preserve and transform astronomy, mathematics and medicine from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Chaired by Oliver Balch.

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Nicole Soranzo

Cambridge Series 4: Human Disease – Nature, Nurture or Both?

Hay Festival 2019, 

The sequencing of the human genome has revolutionised how scientists search for the genetic causes of human diseases. Human geneticist Professor Soranzo of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will describe how the field has evolved in the last fifteen years, discussing how new genetic evidence is used to better understand the interplay between our DNA (‘nature’) and the environment (‘nurture’).

Nicole Soranzo

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Michael Frayn, Peter Kemp

Hay Festival 2000, 
Frayn's work for the theatre such as Noises Off and Copenhagen and his brilliant translations of Chekov, are celebrated as his fiction, which includes the Booker-shortlisted Headlong and The Trick of It. He talks to The Sunday Times fiction editor.

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Harold Pinter

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the playwright and actor from his Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-1998

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Jon Landaburu, Marie Annharte Baker y Wieldler Guerra en conversación con Juan Luis Mejía

Cómo mirar al pasado para entender el presente.

Cartagena 2015, 

El etnolingüista Jon Landaburu, que ha dedicado su vida al conocimiento de las lenguas indígenas de Colombia, la prestigiosa escritora indígena canadiense Marie Annharte Baker y Wieldler Guerra, antropólogo de la comunidad Wayuu, charlarán con Juan Luis Mejía, Rector de la Universidad EAFIT, sobre la importancia de las culturas indígenas y su lenguaje creativo en la historia contemporánea.

Evento patrocinado por Sura

Con el apoyo de la iniciativa Canada en las Américas del McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, The Canada Council for the Arts y Blue Metropolis Festival

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Sobre Tomás Eloy.

Jaime Abello Banfi, Sergio Dahbar y Juan Villoro en conversación con Margarita García Robayo

Cartagena 2015, 
Periodista y escritor, Tomás Eloy Martínez fue autor de novelas y libros de cuentos entre los que destacan La novela de Perón y Santa Evita, dos obras que ya se han convertido en clásicos de la literatura argentina y que han sido publicadas en más de sesenta países. Jaime Abello Banfi, director de la Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano; Sergio Dahbar, periodista y editor; y Juan Villoro, periodista y escritor, charlarán con la autora Margarita García Robayo.

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John Waller

Fabulous Science: Exploding Myths in the History of Scientific Discovery

Hay Festival 2003, 
Louis Pasteur suppressed 'awkward' data because it didn't support the case he was making. George Mendel, the supposed 'founder of genetics' never grasped the fundamental principles of 'Mendelian' genetics. Joseph Lister's famously clean hospital wards were actually notoriously dirty. Drawing on history of science scholarship, Waller shows that many of our greatest heroes of science were less than honest about the experimental data and not above using friends in high places to help get their ideas accepted.

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Francine Stock and Guests

Front Row

Hay Festival 2000, 
Please join us for a live edition of the Radio 4 ars programme.

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Gavin Francis

Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change

Hay Festival 2018, 

The writer and doctor considers the transformations in mind and body that continue across the arc of human life. Some of these changes we have little choice about. We can’t avoid puberty, the menopause or our hair turning grey. Others may be welcome milestones along our path – a much-wanted pregnancy, a cancer cured or a long-awaited transition to another gender. We may find ourselves turning down dark paths, towards the cruel distortions of anorexia, or the shifting sands of memory loss. New technologies and medicine have unprecedented power to alter our lives, but that power has limitations.

Gavin Francis

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John Connolly talks to Francine Stock

He

Winter Weekend 2017, 

A conversation and special screening of the classic silent short The First Mistake. In his novel He, Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood with an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, and the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists. Connolly portrays a man whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe. He is Stan Laurel. But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.

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Geza Vermes

The Changing Face of Jesus

Hay Festival 2000, 
Starting with John's gospel, and its wholly idealized and defied images of Jesus, Vermes then looks at Paul, whose first depiction of a redeemer figure is directed essentially at non-Jews. Another 'face' is seen through the acts of the Apostles, that of teh final prophet and the end of time. Finally, the synoptic gospels each paint their own portrait of a Galilean preacher, healer and exorcist.

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Roberto Echavarren, Roberto Ampuero y Adolfo Castañón en conversación con Yael Weiss

Xalapa 2012, 
Tres autores, Roberto Echavarren (Uruguay), Roberto Ampuero (Chile) y Adolfo Castañón (México) conversarán sobre sus diversas facetas literarias: poesía, literatura, ensayo y crítica literaria, así como sobre sus últimos trabajos con la editora Yael Weiss.

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Rhidian Brook en conversación con Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Cartagena 2015, 

El reconocido escritor británico Rhidian Brook es autor de novelas de ficción y guionista de series y largometrajes televisivos. Su último libro, El día que vendrá, ha sido traducido a 18 idiomas y será llevado al cine por el director Ridley Scott. La historia cuenta la relación entre una familia británica y una familia alemana que conviven en una misma mansión en Hamburgo tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Con el apoyo del British Council

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Tony Juniper

Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines

Hay Festival 2018, 

Rainforests are the lungs of our planet – regulators of the Earth's temperature and weather. They are also home to 50 per cent of the world's animals and plants – which for centuries have been the source of many of our key medicines. And yet we’ve all heard of their systematic destruction; the razing of trees to make way for cattle or plantations of oil palms, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples, and the corruption that leads to illegal logging and pollution. But the great environmentalist tells the other, inspirational story we’ve almost never heard: what is being done, and can be done in future, to protect the forests and the 1.6 billion people who depend upon them.

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Kate Brandt talks to Andy Fryers

A Sustainable Digital World?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The digital revolution touches all aspects of our human and physical world in constantly changing ways, and alongside this, comes new opportunities to meet the challenges posed by climate change and the need for resource efficiency by working to empower everyone—businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, communities, and individuals—to use  technology to create a more sustainable world. Kate Brandt, former Chief Sustainability Officer under President Obama and now Google’s Sustainability Officer, is in the hot seat.

Kate Brandt talks to Andy Fryers

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Leif Bersweden

The Orchid Hunter: A Young Botanist’s Search for Happiness

Winter Weekend 2017, 

In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream –to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles. He has just a few months to complete his quest and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck. As he battles the vagaries of the British climate in his clapped-out car, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey.

Leif Bersweden

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María Dueñas, Georg von Habsburg and Marta del Riego

Budapest 2013, 

The bestselling Spanish author of The Time In Between, translated into Hungarian in 2013, discusses her work with HH Georg von Habsburg, Hnngarian ambassador-at-large and former President of the Red Cross, and Marta del Riego, writer and features editor of Vanity Fair

In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Embassy in Hungary, Fundación Lara, IE University and Gabo Publishing House

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Marcus du Sautoy talks to Lászlo Lovász

Symmetry

Budapest 2013, 

In a short lecture the British mathematician reveals how symmetry is a fundamental concept both in the arts and the sciences: from the walls of the Alhambra to the Higgs Boson, from the music of Bach to deadly viruses. He tells the story, based on his book Finding Moonshine, of how mathematicians have produced a language to be able to explore, tame and classify this slippery concept. Followed by a converstaion with Wolf Prize-winning mathematician Professor Lászlo Lovász.

Supported by the British Embassy in Hungary in collaboration with Park Publishing and Typotex Kiado 

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Louise Doughty, Victoria Briggs

The Asham Award

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate the foremost short story prize for women writes with a discussion and reading with Doughty, one of this year's judges and 2003 award-winner Briggs.

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Melvyn Bragg

Fictions: Love Without End – A Story of Heloise and Abelard

Hay Festival 2019, 

Paris in 1117. Heloise, a brilliant young scholar, is astonished when the famous, radical philosopher Peter Abelard consents to be her tutor. But what starts out as a meeting of minds turns into a passionate, dangerous love affair, which incurs terrible retribution. Nine centuries later, Arthur is in Paris to recreate the extraordinary story of Heloise and Abelard in a novel. To his surprise, his daughter visits and agrees to help, challenging his portraits of a couple who seem often inscrutable, sometimes breathtakingly modern. It soon emerges she is on her own mission to discover more about her parents’ fractured relationship – and that Arthur’s connection to his subject is more emotional than he cares to admit.

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Natalie Buttriss, Archie Miles, George Peterken and Sandi Toksvig

Woodlands Past and Future Forests

Hay Festival 2019, 

The challenges and opportunities facing our woods and forests are many and varied, from climate change to rewilding, from greenbelt development to urban woods. We have to focus on increasing tree plantings but cannot ignore the threats facing our ancient woodland. “Ten thousand oaks of 100 years old are not a substitute for one 500-year-old oak” – Oliver Rackham. Tree experts George Peterken and Archie Miles discuss the state of the woodland with Natalie Buttriss, Director of Woodland Trust Wales, and Woodland Trust Ambassador Sandi Toksvig.

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Barney Norris and Emma Healey

Fictions: Family Gathering

Hay Festival 2018, 

Norris, author of Five Rivers Met in a Wooded Plain, introduces his new novel Turning for Home, an emotional story of family gathering, human frailty and the marks that love leaves on us. Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing won the Costa First Novel Award. She talks about her new story Whistle in the Dark, which examines the aftermath of a teenager’s four-day mysterious disappearance. Chaired by Thea Lenarduzzi of the TLS.

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Ardal O'Hanlon

Hay Festival 1999, 
Blissful stand-up from the novelist and Father Ted star.