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Fiona de Londras and Máiréad Enright

Ireland’s Referendum on Abortion: A Time for Change?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Irish Referendum on abortion will take place on 25 May 2018. Since 1983 an estimated 170,000 Irish women have travelled to the UK to terminate their pregnancies, incurring high costs, logistical difficulties and emotional strain. Another 2,000 women a year end pregnancies by taking the abortion pill, illegally obtained online. Whatever the result of the referendum, the impact on Ireland’s society will be huge. Professor de Londras’ research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. Máiréad Enright researches in feminist legal studies and religion.

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Simon Signh

Big Bang

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book asks: What is the Big Bang? Who came up with the idea and why do we believe in it? The illustrated lecture will also include Led Zeppelin, the Teletubies and a gherkin.

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Helen Walsh, M.J.Hyland, Tessa Hadley

Hay Festival 2004, 
Walsh's Brass is a brutally powerful story of love set in the underbelly of Liverpool's Cathedral area. Hyland's How the Light Gets In conjures an Australian scholarship exchange visit to the USA. Hadley's Everything Will Be Alright spans five decades of post-war Britain.

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David Bodanis

Electric Universe

Hay Festival 2005, 
A rollercoaster odyssey of inventors and madmen from James Clerk Maxwell and Michael Faraday to Alexander Graham Bell, remaking the world with electricity: the force responsible for everything from the structure of the atom the the functioning of our brains.

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Monty Roberts

Hay Festival 2005, 
The legendary horse whisperer talks to Revel Guest about his lifetime's work and latest book The Horses in my Life.

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Alan Rusbridger, David Yelland and John Lloyd

Why does Everyone Hate the Media?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Alan Rusbridger, David Yelland and John Lloyd discuss why everyone hates the media. Jon Snow in the chair.

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Joanna Bourke

Fear

Hay Festival 2005, 
What are we most afraid of? God? Pain? War? Terror? The historian and acclaimed author of Fear analyses our profoundest anxieties and who benefits from them.

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Alfredo Bryce Echenique en conversación con Lucía Urtega Tejeda

Arequipa 2016, 
El escritor peruano Alfredo Bryce Echenique figura entre los autores más destacados de la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea. Es autor de Un mundo para Julius, obra que le consagró internacionalmente como escritor. Ha recibido numerosas distinciones a lo largo de su carrera, como el Premio Planeta 2002 por la obra El huerto de mi amada. Durante años ha compaginado su vida literaria con la docencia, trabajando como profesor en universidades de prestigio como La Sorbona y Yale.

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Brian Appleyard talks to Phil Rickman

Aliens

Hay Festival 2005, 
Why are they here, out there, everywhere? Do we need them? Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Wales.

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Matt Whyman talks to Matt Seaton

Hay Festival 2004, 
Agony uncle for AOL and 19 Magazine, Matt Whyman really knows what makes teenage boys tick. He also knows about gun running, street gangs and the Columbian underworld. Matt will be interviewed about the incredible research behind his hard-hitting Boy Kills Man as well as talking about his insights into teenage tensions and taboos.

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David and Ben Crystal

Shakespeare Miscellany

Hay Festival 2005, 
The cult Linguistics Prof and his actor son work out their issues with Shakespeare, balancing scholarship and showbiz, language and passion: classic Crystal.

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Ann Pettifor, Herbert Girardet, James Vaccaro, Kika Williamson

Money

Hay Festival 2005, 
Ann Pettifor (Advocacy International), Herbert Girardet (Schumacher Society), James Vaccaro (Investment Manager, Triodos Bank) and Kika Williamson (Time Banks UK) will be exploring notions of real wealth in the age of the consumer, ethical investment, time as 'money' and changes in the relationshoip between money and value.

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Robin Dunbar

The Human Story

Hay Festival 2004, 
The evolutionary psychologist looks at new research into genetics, behaviour and psychology to examine the evolution of the human mind, with particular attention to the deep psychological and biological bases of music and religion.

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Benjamin Zephaniah

Hay Festival 2004, 
The mesmerising vegan, rastfarian dub/rap poet performs for a young and family audience.

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In Other Words: The New Welsh Review Translation Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
As Europe enlarges her political and cultural borders NWR Editor Francesca Rhydderch hosts this exploration of linguistic exchange with bi-;ingual poet Gwyenth Lewis, Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation Amanda Hopkinson and Editor of Modern Poetry in Translation David Constantine.

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Nigel Calder

Magic Universe

Hay Festival 2004, 
Subtitled The Oxford Guide to Modern Science, Clader's latest book ranges from quarks and galaxies to genes and brain wiring. He'll encapsulate it by explaining 'why the top experts are usually wrong!'

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Julian Fellows talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oscar-winning screenwriter (Gosford Park) discusses his first novel, Snobs, a witty and enthralling contemporary comedy of manners set against the background of aristocracy, business and actors.

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Anthony Sattins, Tom Stacey, Giles Milton

Africa Hands

Hay Festival 2004, 
Sattin is the author of The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery and the Search for Timbuktu. Milton has written White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africs's One Million European Slaves. Stacey's Tribe: The Hidden History of the Mountains of the Moon is the hidden history of the Ruwenzori Mountains, the glacier crowned range in the heart of equatorial Africa.

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Karen Armstrong talks to Joan Bakewell

Hay Festival 2004, 
America's need to educate itself about Islam post 9/11 established the former nun as one of the world's most respected theologians, a bridge between cultures and the three Abrahamic faiths. Her memoir The Spiral Staircase relates her writing career to her personal odyssey.

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One on One

Dhaka 2013, 
Rosie Boycott with Firdous Azim.

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Eddie Braben talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Book What I Wrote is the memoir of the man who wrote the classic scripts for Morecambe and Wise. A fond masterclass about Eric and Ernie and comedy.

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Ian Rankin

Fleshmarket Close

Hay Festival 2005, 
The great Edinburgh crimewrite discusses his latest Inspector Rebus novel with Raj Persaud.

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James Delingpole, Michael Collins, Tristram Hunt

Class

Hay Festival 2005, 
'I am a gentleman. I live by robbing the poor,' wrote George Bernard Shaw in his play Man and Superman. Class is the great British preoccupation. Hamish Mykura of Channel 4 chairs a discussion that samples a forthcoming series on the attitudes to the working, middle and upper classes.

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Jason Byrne

Hay Festival 2004, 
Inspired invention form a mercurial comedy genius. His delight in the rapport with his audience is irresistibly infectious. The most exciting comedy discovery in years.

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Francisco Hinojosa

Xalapa 2014, 
El popular narrador y poeta mexicano Francisco Hinojosa, autor de libros llenos de humor y fantasía como La peor señora del mundo, A golpe de calcetín y De domingo a lunes, entre muchos otros, contará en esta ocasión un cuento para niños.
Edades: 8-12 años