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Nadya Tolokno in conversation with Misha Glenny

Querétaro 2017, 

Misha Glenny interviews the musician and activist, Nadya Tolokno (Russia), a member of the punk group Pussy Riot and arrested together with her partner in 2012 because of a performance in Moscow Cathedral. She was sentenced for crimes of religious hatred, and spent two years in jail, a sentence that became a symbol around the world for the Vladimir Putin government’s attitude to freedom of expression. She currently lives in Canada, where she continues to work as a human rights activist.

Nadya Tolokno in conversation with Misha Glenny

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Alan Clark

The Tories

Hay Festival 1998, 
The colourful diarist, historian, walker and MP talks about his history of the Tory party. He talks to Kate Mosse.

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Iain M. Banks

Hay Festival 1997, 
To celebrate the publication of Excession the science-fiction master gives a public interview to John Clute editor of The Encyclopedias of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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Cuerpo, deseo y violencia en la literatura. Giuseppe Caputo y Joumana Haddad en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Cartagena 2017, 
Algunos escritores y escritoras dan especial importancia a la corporeidad y el vínculo con lo físico en la escritura. Esto se puede ver reflejado a muchos niveles: durante el proceso de escritura, en el estilo narrativo o incluso en la propia temática de la obra. Conversan con Felipe Restrepo Pombo dos escritores interesados en esta temática: Giuseppe Caputo (Colombia), autor de Un mundo huérfano, y Joumana Haddad (Líbano), escritora, poeta y autora, entre otros libros, de Yo maté a Sherezade: confesiones de una mujer árabe furiosa.

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Thomas J Bollyky

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

Hay Festival 2019, 

For the first time in recorded history viruses, bacteria and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death or disability in any region of the world. People are living longer, and fewer mothers are giving birth to many children in the hope that some might survive. And yet, the news is not all good. Recent reductions in infectious disease have not been accompanied by the same improvements in income, job opportunities and governance that occurred with these changes in wealthier countries decades ago. There have also been unintended consequences. Whether the peril or promise of that progress prevails, Bollyky explains, depends on what we do next. Bollyky is the Director of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Chaired by Isaac Florence.

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Shahidha Bari and Anna Murphy talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Talking About Clothes

Hay Festival 2019, 

We are all dressed. But how often do we pause to think about the place of our clothes in our lives? What unconscious thoughts do we express when we dress every day? Can memories, meaning and ideas be wrapped up in a winter coat? A conversation about fashion. Bari is author of Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes. Murphy is Fashion Director of The Times and author of How Not to Wear Black: Find your Style, Create your Forever Wardrobe.

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Thomas Pakenham

Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Hay Festival 1997, 
The author of the critically acclaimed histories The Scramble for Africa and The Boer War introduces his astonishing collection of tree portraits - "Why hasn't there been a book like this for 170 years? It is awe-inspiring. . . a lavishly illustrated and indispensable guide to this mostly disregarded and taken-for-granted part of our history" - The Sunday Express.

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George McDonald Fraser talks to Bernard Cornwell

Hay Festival 2005, 
Mad, bad and wonderful to read. The creator of magnificent anti-hero Flashman in conversation with the best-selling author of the military cult Sharp.

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Contar lo invisible. Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen y Gabriela Bucher Balcázar en conversación con Marianne Ponsford

Cartagena 2017, 
Conversatorio con Gabriela Bucher Balcázar, presidenta ejecutiva de Plan International en Colombia, y Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, directora ejecutiva de Plan International, en el que darán a conocer las realidades de las niñas en Colombia y en el mundo, donde millones de niñas son virtualmente ignoradas y se vuelven invisibles para los gobiernos. Hablarán sobre los retos que afrontan las niñas desde que nacen, explicando por qué es vital para el desarrollo integral de un país invertir en las niñas y en las mujeres.

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Mae Martin talks to Stephanie Merritt

Can Everyone Please Calm Down? A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality

Hay Festival 2019, 

Covering everything from the pros and cons of labels to coming out and the joys of sexual fluidity, the award-winning comedian ponders all the stuff we get hung up about – and then a bit more. Mae’s mission is to ensure that in a world full of things to worry about, who we choose to kiss should not be one of them.

Mae Martin talks to Stephanie Merritt

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Steven Camden

Nobody Real

Hay Festival 2018, 

One of the UK’s most acclaimed spoken-word artists who has performed around the world introduces his new book about a girl called Marcie and her imaginary friend, Thor Baker. Join this discussion and creative session revolving around imaginary friends and the role they play in our lives.

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Translating Bangla to English

Dhaka 2013, 
Translators Fakrul Alam, Niaz Zaman, Aruhava Sinha and Ahmede Hussein. Moderated by Jackie Kabir.

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David Jenkins and Bill Cash talk to Andy Allan

Can we think again?

Hay Festival 1998, 
The former Bishop of Durham and the Tory MP discuss the free market and the issues of spiritual and material prosperity with the MD of Carlton Television.

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El laberinto de la peruanidad

Arequipa 2015, 
La labor de Gustavo Gorriti ha sido reconocida con varias distinciones internacionales, entre otras, el premio María Moors Cabot, el premio CPJ International Press Freedom y el Rey de España. En 2005 fue nombrado presidente del Instituto de Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS). José Ugaz es un jurista peruano que en 1992 se incorporó como Oficial de Derechos Humanos a la Misión de Paz de la ONU para El Salvador (ONUSAL). También ha sido designado como Procurador Ad Hoc de la República del Perú en varios casos de corrupción: Zanatti (1993-1994); CLAE (1994), INABIF (1997) y Montesinos-Fujimori (2000-2002). Actualmente es presidente de Transparency International. Por último, Jorge Bedregal La Vera es analista político, historiador y docente en la Universidad Nacional San Agustín. Modera el periodista y escritor Pedro Salinas, ganador del Premio Nacional de Periodismo y Derechos Humanos 1994 y autor del reciente libro Mitad monjes, mitad soldados.

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Catherine Nixey in conversation with Guillermo Altares

THE AGE OF PENUMBRA. HOW CHRISTIANITY DESTROYED THE CLASSICAL WORLD

Segovia 2018, 
 

Nixey tells the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately subjected and annihilated the teachings of the classical world, and opened the way to centuries of unconditional adherence to "a single true faith”. The Roman Empire had been generous in welcoming new beliefs, but the arrival of Christianity changed everything. This new religion, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and decidedly intolerant. Catherine Nixey studied Classical History in Cambridge, worked for many years as a teacher before turning to journalism. She talks to the journalist Guillermo Altares.

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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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Rory Maclean, Rory Stewart and Peter Robb

Other Worlds

Hay Festival 2004, 
In Maclean's Falling for Icarus our intrepid adventurer sets off to Crete, where, with help from his Cretan neighbours, he attempts to build a woodhopper from scratch and make it fly. In 2001, Stewart, now Deputu Governor of a province in Iraq, set off from Heart to walk to Kabul via the mountains of Ghor in central Afghanistan. Robb's A Death in BRazil engages the politics, history and culture of South America's carnival superpower.

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Tristram Hunt

Building Jerusalem

Hay Festival 2004, 
The acclaimed historian explores the history of civic pride and the legacy of the Victorian city from the Gothic wonder of Manchester Town Hall to the coming of theGarden City and Dickens' 'Coketown'

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Ellen MacArthur talks to Keith Wheatley

Taking on the World

Hay Festival 2002, 
On 11 February 2001, MacArthur sailed into the French Atlantic port of Les Sables d'Olonne to complete the Vendee Globe, sailing's toughest race. At 24 she became the youngest person ever to complete the race and the fastest woman or Briton ever to circumnavigate the globe.

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El lugar de la novela. Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Pilar Reyes

Cartagena 2017, 
El escritor colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez nos dará una apasionada charla sobre la novela como forma de entender el mundo. ¿Qué hace la novela? ¿Cómo nos cambia a los seres humanos? Nos explicará cómo la usamos para descubrirnos, incluso para inventarnos, y por qué seríamos más pobres sin ella. Seguido de una conversación con Pilar Reyes, su editora, sobre los temas tratados que son una primicia del libro que está escribiendo.

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Joseph Rotblat and Robert McNamara talk to Jon Snow

WMD: Horses Mouth

Hay Festival 2005, 
McNamara quit as Lyndon Johnson's Secretary over the bombing of North Vietnam. He had previously developed Kennedy's 'assured destruction' policy. Atomic Scientist Rotblat quit the Manhattan Project when it became apparent Nazi Germany would not build the bomb. He won the Nobel Prize in 1995 for his work with the Pugwash Project to abolish nuclear weapons.

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Paul Fletcher

Cambridge Series 13: Apples or Ice Cream?

Hay Festival 2019, 

Who or what determines what we eat? The Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at Cambridge University will outline the brain processes involved in responding to environmental stimuli and determining our food choices.

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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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Instrumental. James Rhodes en conversación con Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2017, 
El pianista James Rhodes (Reino Unido) ha encontrado en la música no solo su profesión sino también una suerte de espacio seguro donde desarrollar su creatividad y poder lidiar con los terribles sucesos que, con seis años, marcaron su vida cuando un profesor de su escuela comenzó a abusar sexualmente de él. James narra en su extraordinaria autobiografía, Instrumental (2015), cómo la relación con la música le ha permitido seguir adelante y convertirse en un pianista reputado. En conversación con Juan David Correa.
Instrumental. James Rhodes en conversación con Juan David Correa

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Stefan Baron, Sam Wilkin and Fernando Fernández in conversation with Cristina Manzano

Geopolitics, Populism, Economy: Where did Europe go?

Segovia 2018, 

The panel of experts talk about a changing Europe, its relationship with phenomena such as populism and its relationship and coexistence with other major players at a geopolitical level such as the US or China. Stefan Baron is a German journalist, ex-World Communication Director of Deutsche Bank, ex-Chief Editor of WirtschaftsWoche and expert on China with his new book The Chinese – Psychological Profile of a World Power. Fernando Fernández is ex-Analyst of the International Monetary Fund. Sam Wilkin is a geopolitical expert, analyst and advisor at the international consultancy Oxford Analytic, professor at the Watson Institute of Brown University, and author of several books including History Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall. They talk to Cristina Manzano, journalist and Director of Esglobal.