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Sujit Sivasundaram

Cambridge Series 14: The History of Islands and Their Contribution to the Modern World

Hay Festival 2018, 

The islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans and the people who inhabited these seas are some of the most marginalised places and people in Western historical memory. Yet they played a crucial role in modern political, intellectual and cultural thought, and may be sites to watch for the future of humanity even as environmental change takes its course. Dr Sivasundaram is Reader in World History.

Sujit Sivasundaram

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General Sir Michael Rose

Fighting For Peace

Hay Festival 1999, 
The former Commander of the UN protection force in Bosnia talks to the BBC World Anchor Nik Gowing about peacekeeping in the Balkans.

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Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

Does It Play?

Hay Festival 2004, 
How to hold 12 million people for 28 minutes. A full-morning masterclass in comedy writing for television with the creators of Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart and The New Statesman.

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Aardman’s Dan Binns and Ally Lewis talk to Andy Fryers

Trans.MISSION 2: Clean Air

Hay Festival 2018, 

What happens when you bring together two people at the top of their game but from different spheres? Ally Lewis is an atmospheric chemist and works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the University of York. His main research focus is air pollution and how to detect chemicals in the atmosphere. Dan Binns is a Commercials director at Aardman, the multi-award-winning studio, creators of Wallace & Gromit. They have collaborated to create an original piece of work that will explore the issues around air pollution. Chaired by Andy Fryers

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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David Puttnam and Peter Florence

The Undeclared War

Hay Festival 1997, 
From their origins in the Victorian penny arcades through to their emergence as the key to the multi-million dollar "information superhighway" the movies, like so many other creative industries, have found themselves caught between the forces of art and commerce. Putnam argues that while establishing itself as a global force, Hollywood has devastated the European and Japanese film industries. Puttnam is the only European ever to run one of the great Hollywood syudios. His films include The Killing Fields, Loacl Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express and The Mission.

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Slim. Diego Enrique Osorno en conversación con Hernando Álvarez

Querétaro 2016, 

Diego Enrique Osorno, reportero y escritor mexicano, ha sido testigo y narrador de los principales conflictos de América Latina del siglo XXI. Autor del celebrado documental El alcalde, y de otros libros como La guerra de los Zetas, conversará sobre Slim. Biografía política del mexicano más rico del mundo, con el periodista de la BBC Hernando Álvarez.

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Luis Ospina, Frank Wynne y Rosario Caicedo en conversación con Sandro Romero Rey

¡Que viva la música!.

Cartagena 2016, 
Probablemente el libro más emblemático, por su originalidad, frescura y ritmo, de la literatura colombiana de las últimas décadas es ¡Que viva la música!, de Andrés Caicedo. Esta narración vital, trepidante y muy divertida de la ciudad de Cali ha inspirado a muchos otros autores y artistas. Conversarán sobre el libro y sobre su escritor Luis Ospina, Frank Wynne (traductor al inglés del libro) y Rosario Caicedo, hermana de Andrés. En conversación con Sandro Romero Rey.

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Tishani Doshi and Owen Sheers

Poetry: Wales – India

Hay Festival 2018, 

Doshi launches her third collection of poems Girls Are Coming out of the Woods. “Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness. This is essential, immediate, urgent work and Doshi is that rare thing, an unashamed visionary.” – PBS. Sheers reprises his landmark Reformations poem, The Men You’ll Meet, addressed to his daughters.

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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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Stephen Frears en conversación con Rosie Boycott

Cartagena 2016, 
El reconocido director de cine británico Stephen Frears cuenta en su haber con películas como Café irlandés y La reina, ganadoras del premio Goya a la mejor película europea en 1995 y 2007 respectivamente. También ha dirigido películas como Philomena y la reciente The Program, sobre la vida del ciclista Lance Armstrong.
Conversará con la periodista Rosie Boycott, editora en diferentes momentos de su carrera de medios tan relevantes como The Independent, Esquire o Daily Express.

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Charles Williams

Bradman

Hay Festival 1997, 
A masterly protrait of Don Bradman, cricket's supreme batsman and Australia's greatest hero seen within the context of a time when Australia was wrestling with her definition of nationhood and social equality. "Fascinating" - The Sunday Times, "Magnificent" - The Cricketer, A recognition that Bradman is not part of a sporting history; he is part of History" - The Times

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Bob Geldof talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Dad's, debt, and rock'n'roll.

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Wendy Moore, Hugh Purcell, Frances Stonor Saunders

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Moore's The Knife Man tells the life of the eighteenth-century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter, the friend on whom Stevenson based Dr Jekyll. Pucell's The Last English Revolutionary is the tale of British Communist and guerilla warfare guru, Tom Wintringham. Stonor Saunders is the biographer of the great fourteenth-century English mercenary John Hawkwood.

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Josephine Hart & Robert McCrum

Love and Death

Hay Festival 1996, 
Hart's novels Oblivion, Damage and Sin have explored erotic obsession and love and death with an intensity and "a spare eloquence that is utterly compelling" - Cosmopolitan. McCrum's new novel Suspicion is a similarly rivetting tale of Commandment-busting passion and transgression that is also hauntingly acute and frighteningly familiar. "A major talent . . . an effortless elegance that puts him immediately ahead of the competition" - Standard.

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Carlos Franz y Gastón García Marinozzi en conversación con Pablo Duarte

Querétaro 2016, 

El escritor chileno Carlos Franz ha sido el ganador de la II Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa por su novela Si te vieras con mis ojos, novela que describe un triángulo amoroso en Chile a finales del siglo XIX, con unos protagonistas muy particulares basados en personajes reales. Franz es autor de otras tres novelas, libros de ensayo y cuento, y es miembro de la Academia Chilena de la Lengua. Por su parte, el escritor y periodista Gastón García Marinozzi (Argentina) ha sacado a la luz su primera novela, Viaje al fin de la memoria, un peculiar road trip protagonizado por periodistas dedicados a la investigación. En conversación con el escritor y crítico literario Pablo Duarte.

Carlos Franz y Gastón García Marinozzi en conversación con Pablo Duarte

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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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Dave Evans

Designing Your Life

Hay Festival 2018, 

Whether we’re 20, 40 or 60, many of us are still looking for an answer to the question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?". The Silicon Valley design innovator and Co-Director of the Stanford Life Design Lab uses his expertise to help you work out what you want – and how to get it. This simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools such as re-framing, prototyping and ideation to build a life that works for you.

YA - Adult

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Philippe Sands en conversación con Luis Moreno Ocampo

Querétaro 2016, 

Philippe Sands, escritor y abogado defensor de los derechos humanos, hablará sobre su última obra publicada, East West Street, On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity” (Calle Este Oeste. Sobre los orígenes del genocidio y los crímenes contra la humanidad), con el argentino Luis Moreno Ocampo, ex Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional y también defensor de los derechos humanos, reconocido por su investigación sobre crímenes contra la humanidad y la persecución y acusación ante la Corte a quienes los cometieron.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Ruth Rogers, Rose Gray

River Cafe Easy

Hay Festival 2003, 
A tasting talk and demonstration from the two chefs inspired by Italy, launching their fourth book River Cafe Easy.

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Kevin Crossley Holland and Francesca Simon

Norse Myths: Tales of Thor, Loki and Odin

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join these master storytellers in their modern interpretations of the Norse myths. Kevin draws on his study of the mythology to bring together these great stories in a stunningly illustrated anthology. While equally well versed in the myths but taking greater liberties with them, Francesca's vibrant re-workings, including The Lost Gods and The Monstrous Child, and her picture-book Hack and Wack, show how resonant the old stories are today. Chaired by Sian Cain.

9+

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The New Yorker vs The Sunday Times

The Festival Debate

Hay Festival 1996, 
The American and British teams debate the topical issue of the moment.

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Juan Cruz

Cartagena 2016, 
El colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2011 por El ruido de las cosas al caer, acaba de publicar la novela La forma de las ruinas, historia sobre un hombre atormentado que busca señales para desentrañar los misterios de un pasado, el de Colombia, que lo obsesiona. El libro es al mismo tiempo una intriga de investigadores e investigados, una novela profundamente autobiográfica y una intensa exploración histórica.
Conversará sobre ella con el periodista Juan Cruz.

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Eric Ngalle Charles and Owen Sheers

The Last Ritual

Hay Festival 2018, 

A performance of the new one-man play by the Cameroon-born playwright and actor, now a Creative Wales Fellow, is followed by a conversation with Owen Sheers about the work and Charles’ extraordinary life. The Last Ritual is based on the author’s last days in the village of Small Soppo in Buea, Cameroon. It looks at love and ultimate betrayal, exploring the theme of witchcraft and the practice of it.

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Alex Jones talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Winging It

Hay Festival 2018, 

Joining the parenting club in our thirties and beyond means that we are spinning an extraordinary amount of plates, often including a career at its peak. Most of us co-parent or fly solo in the true sense of the word, relying solely on our partners and/or friends when, more often than not, extended family are too far away to help on a regular basis. Our parents could look to their parents for the usual guidance and extra support, but our situation is new, modern and unique. We are winging it! The One Show star shares what happens when the best thing ever comes later than planned...

Alex Jones talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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Hacia una política de las drogas. John Collins, Alejando Gaviria, Carlos Gómez Restrepo y Hernando Zuleta en conversación con Claudia Gurisatti

Cartagena 2017, 
¿Cuáles deberían ser las políticas de salud pública en relación a los narcóticos? ¿Y las políticas de seguridad nacional? ¿Tiene sentido la legalización en el contexto del tráfico internacional? Los expertos John Collins, Alejandro Gaviria (Ministro de Salud y Protección Social), Carlos Gómez Restrepo (director del Departamento de Epidemiología Clínica y Bioestadística de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) y Hernando Zuleta (director del Centro de Estudios sobre Seguridad y Drogas de la Universidad de los Andes), conversan sobre estas cuestiones con Claudia Gurisatti.
Hacia una política de las drogas. John Collins, Alejando Gaviria, Carlos Gómez Restrepo y Hernando Zuleta en conversación con Claudia Gurisatti