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Gary Sheffield and Hew Pike

Haig

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian is joined by the former Commander in The Falklands, Northern Ireland and Bosnia to read the private diaries and reassess the reputation of General Haig. Incompetant and callous butcher of World War I, or the leader and strategist who galvanized ' the war to end all wars' and achieved the greatest series of victories in British Military history?

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Helena Kennedy and Sadakat Kadri

A Jury of My Peers?

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two human rights barristers examine the workings of the law. Baroness Kennedy has updated her 1992 classic Eve was Framed: Women and British Justice. Kadri's The Trial traces the development of judicial process from Athens to Guantanamo Bay. They talk to Marcel Berlins.

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Cressida Cowell

How to Be a Pirate and How to Train your Dragon

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III has been a pirate in training and has struggled with a somewhat brawny dragon. The creator of this dashing, brave and everso hairy Viking brings her raucous and slapstick books to life on stage. 'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.'
(The Independent on Sunday) (Age 6-10)

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Sting

Hay Festival 2005, 
The songwriter and bass player discusses his work and his memoir Broken Music with David Sinclair.

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Charles Jencks and Deyan Sudjic

The Prospect Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Has the age of iconic building come to an end? Prospect Deputy Editor Alex Linklater is joined by Jencks, author of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and The Iconic Building and Sudjic author of The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World.

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Against All Odds

Dhaka 2014, 
Tatoo artist and performance poet Kosal Khiev talks to Ikhtisad Ahmed about his extraordinary life, survival and poetry.

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In the Age of the Aggregator

Dhaka 2014, 
Eminent journalists Dwight Garner, Carolyn Kellog and Issac Fitzgerald discuss the future of journalism. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

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Rory Bremner

Hay Festival 2005, 
The satirist and political scourge examines the post-election state of the nation articulated in his collaboration with the two John, Fortune and Bird, You Are Here. He talks to James Naughtie.

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Wilf Mbanga and Owen Sheers

Hay Festival 2005, 
The former editor of The Daily News, Blacklisted by Mugabe, now publishes The Zimbabwean from London. He talks with the poet and author of The Dust Diaries.

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Lee Maracle and Miguel Rocha Vivas in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Indigenous rights and traditions

Cartagena 2018, 

 

Lee Maracle is a member of the Stó:lō nation whose territory is located in Canada. She is a poet and the author of a number of novels, short stories and non-fiction books in which her culture and traditions are represented. In 2016 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among young aboriginals. In a conversation chaired by the journalist and researcher Ingrid Bejerman, Maracle will talk to Miguel Rocha Vivas about indigenous rights and traditions.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

 

 

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Carolina Jeux

Education seen through the Digital Revolution

Segovia 2018, 

Carolina Jeux, CEO of Telefónica Educación Digital, exposes how the digital revolution is transforming all aspects of our lives. It is not a matter of a period of change, but rather of a change of period that needs us all to understand the role that technology is playing and how it is going to change the world. Digitalization is having an impact on education, a key pillar of progress for society and the well-being of all citizens. It is fundamental today to integrate technology in education to achieve democratization of access to knowledge, and guarantee greater equality of opportunities, even if it forces us to keep on learning throughout our lives.

Carolina Jeux

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Muhammed Abdel Haleem

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching. The eminent translator introduces his wok on the most admired contemporary version, which dispels some common misconceptions about Islam, particularly the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims and brings the style into the modern idiom.

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Matt Collings

Matt's Old Masters

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Y(oung) B(ritish) A(rtists) prophet and Channel 4 art critic turns his ironic gaze and entering pen on the greatest of the 'proper' painters of the past: Titan, Rubens, Velazquez and Hogarth. Who's radical now?

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Margo Glantz y Pablo Quintanilla en conversación con Willard Díaz

El lenguaje de la escritura

Arequipa 2016, 
La escritora, académica y crítica literaria Margo Glantz (México), miembro de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua y Doctora en Letras Hispánicas por la Universidad de la Sorbona, y autora de libros como Las genealogías o el reciente Por breve herida; y el ensayista y filósofo peruano Pablo Quintanilla, Doctor en Filosofía por la Universidad de Virginia y magíster en filosofía por la Universidad de Londres (King’s College), especializado en filosofía del lenguaje y epistemología conversan con Willard Díaz sobre su lenguaje literario particular, el proceso de la escritura y sus trabajos más recientes.
Margo Glantz y Pablo Quintanilla en conversación con Willard Díaz

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David Starkey

Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

Hay Festival 2004, 
The charismatic and meticulous historian focuses on Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, on translation of love letters and the schism with Rome. The scholarship is thrilling, the gossip is salacious and true, but the genius is in the telling of the tale.

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Nigel Spivey

The Ancient Olympics: War Minus the Shooting

Hay Festival 2004, 
The historian tells the classical Greek Olympics as they really wer: fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors won kudos and rewards, and losers faced scorn and even assult. Contested bitterly, and often bloodily, the ancient Olympics wer not an idealistic celebration of unity, but a clash of military powers in an arena not far removed from the battlefield.

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Cat Weatherill

The Real Princess

Hay Festival 2005, 
In celebration of the Hans Christian Anderson bicentenary, the much loved waever of tales relates one of his most famous stories. One cold and rainy night a girl arrives at the castle gates, claiming to be a princess. But is she really royal? Only a pea will tell.

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Julia Eccleshare, Bali Rai, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three of the country's best authors and the Guardian's Children's Books Editor argue the case for their favourite children's classic. Come along to hear which books inspired them, and why.

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Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Shared Space

Hay Festival 2005, 
The inspirational traffic, transport and design consultant is causing a revolution in urban planning and is set to radically improve the way we live and move around.

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Bill Bryson talks to Mariella Frostrup

Hay Festival 2003, 
The humorist, language expert and traveller launches his new book A Short History of Nearly Everything. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million yeras ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? He also reports on his trip to Kenya, All the author's royalties from Bryson's African Diary and the publisher, Transworld's profits, will go to CARE International.

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Rafiqul Haque, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Rahim Shah, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, M R Mojnu, Anjir Liton, Ahmed Kaiser, Amirul Islam, Akhtar Hossain, Ahmed Ali Aziz

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Rafiqul Haque, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Rahim Shah, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, M R Mojnu, Anjir Liton, Ahmed Kaiser, Amirul Islam, Akhtar Hossain, Ahmed Ali Aziz. Moderated by Aslam Sani.

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Jerry Brotton

'Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' Shakespeare and Islam.

Hay Festival 2004, 
The scholar will explore relations between the Islamic East and the Christian West during the sixteenth century. Brotton will reveal that the contemporary understanding of Islam was far more complex than has been realised, as suggested in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaires.

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Lisa Jardine

The Awful Death of Prince William the Silent

Hay Festival 2005, 
A brilliantly detailed and gripping account of the assassination in the 1584 of Prince William of Orange, and the shockwaves it sent through an era.

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Mariana Torres, Diego Erlan and Eduardo Plaza in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Bogotá39-2017. Amphibious writers I

Cartagena 2018, 

Three authors who combine writing with other occupations, in this case publishing, journalism and language teaching, talk about what it means to move between the different worlds in which they live and work. They will also talk about their latest books with the literary critic and columnist Camilo Hoyos: Mariana Torres, Diego Erlan (Argentina) and Eduardo Plaza (Chile).

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Richard Holmes

Biography

Hay Festival 2004, 
Holmes argues that biography is a form of writing in which English literature has produced great masterpieces. He is re-publishing a series of the most thrilling examples and introduces Southey on Nelson, Johnson on Savage, and Gilchrist's life of Blake. Holmes is the biographer of Shelly and Coleridge, and author of the magnificent Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer.