From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy, individual rights and the popular will, are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk, Harvard lecturer on government, describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time to waste.
Professor Littlemore and Dr Turner are co-investigators on the project ‘Death before Birth’. This examines how people who have experienced miscarriage, termination for foetal anomaly, and stillbirth, reach decisions concerning what happens to their babies after death, how their perceptions of the law impact on their decision-making, and how they communicate their experiences and choices to those there to support them. The project will also be examining the existing guidance on what happens to babies after they have died, investigating how it is interpreted in practice by professionals and the extent to which it takes account of the views, experiences and needs of the bereaved. Jeannette and Sarah will be talking about the ways in which people who have experienced pregnancy loss, and those who support, use language to make sense of and communicate their feelings about their loss.
El abogado argentino Luis Moreno Ocampo fue el primer Fiscal Jefe de la Corte Penal Internacional, donde se encargó de la investigación sobre crímenes contra la humanidad y la persecución y acusación ante la Corte a quienes los cometieron. Ocampo será entrevistado por el periodista mexicano Javier Solórzano sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Latinoamérica.
A brief tour of lightning research, from generating powerful lightning bolts in Europe’s only university-based lightning laboratory, to the role of new materials in protecting commercial aircraft in flight from direct strikes, and to whether increased lightning due to global warming affects tree mortality in the tropics. Mitchard will bring us lots of exciting images and videos, from exploding piggy banks to the Nigerian rainforest, live Tesla coil demonstrations with music and the appearance of a tree struck nine times that survived.
Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage round the world from 1768-1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Java, bringing back over 1,300 species that had never been seen or studied by Europeans. On his return, Banks commissioned more than 700 superlative engravings between 1772-1784. Known collectively as Banks’ Florilegium, they are some of the most precise and exquisite examples of botanical illustration ever created. Studholme introduces a selection of the images and explains the process of producing them.
Clark honours the life and work of the pioneer of the hospice movement. His biography shows how Cicely Saunders and the hospice she created, St Christopher’s, played a crucial role in shaping a new discourse of care at the end of life. From the pessimism of ‘there is nothing more we can do’, medicine and healthcare gradually adopted a more purposeful approach to care at the end of life, which came to be known as ‘palliative care’.
The award-winning violinist presents BBC Radio 3's Breakfast, The Proms, and Young Musician of the Year. She introduces a beautiful engagement with classical music for every day of the year, whoever you are and wherever you’re from. In this session she celebrates the great sounds of spring and summer and mixes a Hay seasonal playlist.
Los terribles sucesos de Ayotzinapa, que supusieron la desaparición de cuarenta y tres estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural, han marcado un antes y un después en la respuesta a la violencia endémica que lleva varios años azotando al país. Preguntamos a cuatro escritores sobre el impacto de este episodio y las reflexiones y acciones que ha desencadenado. Moderado por Jennifer Clement.
Gerald Martin ha publicado una edición crítica de Hombres de maíz, del escritor guatemalteco Miguel Ángel Asturias, y una biografía del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez. Actualmente está trabajando en una biografía sobre Mario Vargas Llosa. Alonso Cueto, autor homenajeado en la Feria Internacional del Libro de Lima 2010, ha publicado novelas de muy diferentes estilos. Su obra Juan Carlos Onetti: El soñador en la penumbra, indaga en la vida del novelista. Modera el director editorial de Planeta, Sergio Vilela.