An exploration of the concept of neurodiversity and what it means to society and the public sphere to be genuinely accepting and inclusive of all people. Rhi Lloyd-Williams is Director of the Autact Theatre Company, fresh from a successful tour of her play The Duck, which draws on her own experience as an autistic writer and director. Jon Adams is Director of the Flow Observatorium, a charity campaigning for parity within the arts and society for every neurodivergent person. Guy Shahar is CEO of the Transforming Autism Project, a charity committed to empowering the families and carers of children with autism to optimise their life prospects and unlock their true potential. Matthew Briggs helps to run training and development programmes for the Ruskin Mill Trust. The panel will be chaired by Grainne O’Reilly, Principal of Ruskin Mill College. Grainne and her team provide day and residential places for young people with complex needs, especially autism and ADHD.
Evento solo en inglés
Dos autores con sendos trabajos en los que la literatura se vale del viaje y de la investigación periodística conversan con el editor y escritor Felipe Rosete. Con Andy Robinson, periodística británico y corresponsal itinerante del periódico español La Vanguardia, autor de Off the Road, donde reflexiona sobre la sociedad estadounidense tras la crisis económica del 2008. Y con Paco Inclán (España), escritor, editor y periodista, y autor, entre otros, de los libros de relatos Tantas mentiras e Incertidumbre, obras con apariencia de crónica periodística, que juegan con los límites entre la realidad y la ficción.
With Ordesa, his latest novel, Vilas confirms his status as one the Spain’s greatest and most compelling writers. He talks about his fiction and poetry, and turns his unflinching gaze towards contemporary Spain and towards the wider context of Europe. He discusses his relationship with the literature of Miguel Delibes. He talks with poet and journalist Angélica Tanarro.
We profile two more extraordinary books shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize: Lucy Cooke’s The Unexpected Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife and Mark Miodownik’s Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives. In conversation with Roger Highfield of the Science Museum.
¿Deseas potenciar tus habilidades cognitivas? ¿Desconoces cómo dejarte guiar por tus emociones sin que estas te cieguen? ¿Sabes quién es más listo: el cáncer, los científicos o tu sistema inmune? Nuestro invitado responderá a todas estas preguntas y muchas más. Knight Science Journalism Fellow en el MIT, Pere Estupinyà ha trabajado en los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud de Estados Unidos y como editor del programa Redes, de TVE. Con este último libro, Estupinyà nos recuerda que la predisposición a aprender, a reflexionar y a absorber nuevas ideas nos hace más inteligentes como sociedad y como individuos; el pensamiento crítico es fundamental para nuestras vidas y, la ciencia, su mejor expresión.
Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)
The new novel from the comic master, author of What A Carve Up!, The Rotters Club and The Closed Circle. Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change. “It was tempting to think, at times like this, that some bizarre hysteria had gripped the British people…”
The year 1797–1798 is the most famous in English poetry. Out of it came The Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as Coleridge’s unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood, Wordsworth’s revolutionary verses in Lyrical Ballads and the greatness of Tintern Abbey, his paean to the unity of soul and cosmos, love and understanding. Nicolson tells the story of the year that Coleridge, Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and an ever-shifting cast of friends, dependants and acolytes spent together in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. What emerges is a portrait of these great figures as young people, troubled, ambitious, dreaming of a vision of wholeness, knowing they had greatness in them but still in urgent search of the paths towards it.
To research The Making of Poetry Adam spent a year living in the Quantocks in Somerset where Coleridge and Wordsworth had stayed towards the end of the 1790s when they were young aspiring poets dreaming of a world changed by poetry so that he could fully explore the genesis of the poems that came from that place and which were to become some of the most famous in the English language. Adam was accompanied for much of the time by the artist Tom Hammick who made woodcuts from fallen timber from the trees under which Wordsworth and Coleridge had sat with friends and family. In the second half of this event the artist joins Adam onstage to screen his woodcuts and discuss the nature and foundations of the Romantic revolution.
Chaired by Georgina Godwin.
With a rapidly ageing world population, dementia is now seen by many as the biggest health challenge facing the planet. Most families now have first-hand experience of dementia. The panel considers the current state of care and how to address some of the challenges of the future. Tracey Williamson is Dementia Carers Count Professor of Family Care. Dawn Brooker is Director of the Association for Dementia Studies. Jeremy Hughes is Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society. Keith Oliver is an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador and Richard Cheston is Professor of Mental Health Research, University of the West of England.
The New Yorker’s frontline journalist reports from the most volatile and dynamic region in the world. He introduces the graphic version of his biography Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life and explains what’s happening today in Venezuela.
In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of ‘Beaver Believers’ – including scientists, ranchers and passionate citizens – recognises that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish Highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Ben Goldfarb is an environmental journalist and Eager has won the 2019 Pen/EO Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing.