Imagine a school where perfection and popularity is prized above everything...what could go wrong? When the popular kids start growing extra-long spaghetti arms it's time for super nerds Tyler, Dylan, and Ashley to put their geek powers to the test and save the day. Join the author as he introduces his new series Happyville High in an event with interactive readings and an illustration workshop.
For the first time since the Second World War, younger generations can expect less fulfilled lives than their elders. They may not be their betters, but in the second decade of the 21st century they surely are better heeled. Traditionally, society’s way of controlling the young has been to send them off to war. They would either die or learn ‘duty’. Now we send as many as 50% to university, from which they emerge encumbered with debt. Sutherland and Valentine attempt to defuse a ticking generational time-bomb.
Andrew is one of the key figures in modern rugby history: an outstanding international who won three Grand Slams with England and toured twice with the Lions, he also played a central role in the game's professional revolution with his trailblazing work at Newcastle. As Director of Elite Rugby at the Rugby Football Union he did not merely have a ringside seat as one of the world’s major sports went through its greatest upheaval in a century: more often than not, he was in the ring itself. Hitt is a star columnist and rugby writer for the Western Mail.
The biographer celebrates the centenary of the birth of the versatile musical genius, America’s greatest conductor and the composer of West Side Story. Burton was given exclusive access to Bernstein’s rich legacy of letters and papers, and the book draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends and colleagues to reveal his fascinating and complex personality. The event is chaired by Humphrey Burton’s daughter, the broadcaster and author of Year of Wonder.
The historian Paul Preston and the writer and journalist Giles Tremlett discuss the historical roots of many contemporary Spanish issues, including Catalonia, the law on historic remembrance, a forced change in government and corruption, through the lens of Paul Preston´s forthcoming book – A People Betrayed – A history of Spain from 1874 to the present day, in which the historian provides a compelling argument identifying the all-too-frequent failure of the political class to lead the Spanish state to its true potential.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
The Cambridge astronomer introduces his ground-breaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand – or who have been inspired by – the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. The selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.
So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) is popular and therefore important, whether we love or loathe it. Consequently, an impressive number of books about SCAM are already available. Most of them, however, are woefully uncritical, overtly promotional and dangerously misleading. Not so this one. Edzard’s book was written by someone who received SCAM as a patient, practised SCAM as a doctor, and researched SCAM as a scientist. It provides an insider’s perspective by covering aspects of SCAM that most books avoid, and by questioning the many tacitly accepted assumptions and wild extrapolations that underpin SCAM. The text is factual, occasionally dosed with a touch of humour or satire. The aim is not only to inform but also to entertain – as he does in his other books Trick or Treatment, More Harm Than Good and A Scientist in Wonderland.
La ciencia es la nave y el astrolabio que nos permiten realizar este viaje al origen y descubrir la sutil sinfonía de azares que culmina en el contacto de una neurona con otra. La historia de todas las cosas y de todos nosotros es la historia más grande jamás contada. Gerardo Herrera Corral es doctor en Física por la Universidad de Dortmund, Alemania, y actualmente profesor titular del Departamento de Física del Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV). Ha publicado más de 320 artículos en revistas internacionales especializadas en el área de física de partículas y es autor, entre otros, de los libros Entre quarks y gluones. México en el CERN (2011), El Higgs, el universo líquido y el Gran Colisionador de Hadrones (2014) y el recientemente publicado Universo. La historia más grande jamás contada.
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.
Para conmemorar el aniversario del fallecimiento de dos de los grandes autores universales, Shakespeare y Cervantes, tres escritores conversan con la traductora Sophie Hughes sobre la influencia que las obras de estos genios han tenido en su trabajo literario. La charla celebra además la publicación de la antología Lunáticos, amantes y poetas, un proyecto del Hay Festival, Acción Cultural Española y el British Council, que contiene doce historias escritas por autores angloparlantes e hispanohablantes inspiradas en las obras de Cervantes y Shakespeare.
Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español
Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)
Levete is a RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect, founder and principal of AL_A, an international design and architecture studio. She describes her approach to two exceptional urban projects – The Exhibition Road project at the V&A in London, creating a new exhibition space and re-connecting the museum to open public space on Exhibition Road; MAAT, the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, in Lisbon is a new outward-looking museum located on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, the district from where the Portuguese great explorers set off.
Chaired by Amol Rajan.