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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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Doris Lessing

Hay Festival 2004, 
The author of The Golden NotebookThe Good Terrorist and African Laughter was awarded the David Cohen British Literature Prize in 2001. She introduces her new set of four stories, The Grandmothers.

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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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Simon Jenkins

From Pericles to Putin: A Short History of Europe

Winter Weekend 2018, 

Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom – a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Reformation and French Revolution, to the two World Wars and the present day. He celebrates Europe’s makers – from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. 

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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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Peter Lord

Aardman Animations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The co-founder of the animation company behind Wallace and Gromit talks about his life, from Morph to Chicken Run. A fascinating story of plasticine and publicity illustrated with clips from all your favourite animations.

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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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Christopher Lee, Marcel Berlins, Tom Bingham

The Trial of Raleigh

Hay Festival 2004, 
The historian considers the story and repercussions of the seventeenth century trial of the former royal favourite which radically overturned the natural 'presumption of guilt' and began the evolution of the modern justice system. He is joined by Lord Bingham, the senior Law Lord, and The Guardian's legal correspondent Marcel Berlins.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Xalapa 2014, 

Abraham Cruzvillegas es un artista multidisci- plinario que explora los métodos de creación a través del video, la escultura, la instalación y el performance. Está representado por la galería Kurimanzutto de la Ciudad de México, ha expuesto en la Tate Modern de Londres y ha participado en dOCUMENTA (Kassel, Alemania). Es, además, uno de los fundadores de La Galería de Comercio, un proyecto que surgió como alternativa a los canales habituales de difusión y que presenta proyectos artísticos públicos y gratuitos en la calle. Conversará sobre su trayectoria y obras con Diego Rabasa.

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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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Anne Fine

Raking the Ashes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The celebrated children's writer discusses her new fiction for adults, a coruscating comedy of domestic warfare.

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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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Germaine Greer

The Boy

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this illustrated lecture the critic examines the erotic image of the male nude in Western Culture form Michelangelo and Caravaggio to the photographs of Nan Goldin and Sally Mann and the images of David Beckham.

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Empress Dowager CIXI

Dhaka 2014, 
Jung Chang talks to Nilanjann Roy about the most important woman in CHinese history. Empress Dowager Cixi abolished foot binding, introduced railways, electricity and industry , inaugurated women's liberation and embarked on the path to introducing parliamentary elections in China.

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Literaturas indígenas

Arequipa 2015, 
El mohawk Gerald Taiaiake Alfred es profesor del Departamento de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Victoria, Canadá. Su libro Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom  fue nombrado en 2010 por la Asociación de Estudios Indígenas y Americanos Nativos como uno de los trabajos más influyentes en los estudios de los nativos. Jorge Alejandro Vargas Prado hace una defensa del quechua como lengua de transmisión actual en su último libro, el poemario T'ikray. Les entrevistará William Straw, profesor en el Departamento de Historia del Arte y Comunicación de la Universidad McGill (Quebec, Canadá).

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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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Cheryl Suzack sobre la justicia reparadora, los derechos humanos y los movimientos feministas indígenas.

Xalapa 2014, 
La docente e investigadora Cheryl Suzack hablará sobre los llamados “rituales de reparación”, en los que la persona o comunidad que ha sufrido una pérdida determina la forma más adecuada para reparar el daño causado. En este contexto, analizará el papel de las mujeres indígenas a partir de tres estudios de caso de los movimientos indígenas canadienses: los esfuerzos de la Sahtu Dene por recuperar la tierra contaminada por la extracción de uranio, la resistencia de Bella Bella al Proyecto Northern Gateway y el trabajo realizado por la Comisión de la Verdad y la Reconciliación de Canadá [Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission].
Con el apoyo de MCgill Institute for the Study of Canada
Cheryl Suzack sobre la justicia reparadora, los derechos humanos y los movimientos feministas indígenas.

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Janice Hadlow, AC Grayling, Frederick Taylor, Antony Beevor

World War II

Hay Festival 2004, 
On the sixtieth anniversary of D-Day, Janice Hadlow chairs this discussion about the political and ethical legacy of the last world war. She is joined by the philosopher A.C. Grayling, Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad and Berlin, and Frederick Taylor, author of Dresden.

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Louis de Bernieres and The Antonius Players

Hay Festival 2005, 
The poet and his ensemble return with a programme of poetry and music from the British Islesincluding Purcell, traditional music from Scotland and Ireland and variations on Greensleeves.

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An evening with Michael Morpurgo

Hay Festival 2003, 
The enchantment of the great Morpurgo's stories is brought to life on stage. Michael has written over ninety books for children, including The Butterfly Lion and Cool!

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Jimmy Hill

Hay Festival 1999, 
As player, manager and commentator Hill has been the face and voice of football for decades. He talks about his career to the sportswriter Grahame Lloyd whose biography of Jan Molby is published this week.

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Joshua Rozenberg, Michael Crick, Damien Tambini, Hugh Tomlinson, Alan Rusbridger

Sex, Lies and Circulation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Beckham's txts, Naomi's habit, William's mother. Who defines public interest and how? Crick is the biographer of Jeffery Archer and Alex Ferguson. Rozenberg is legal editor of The Telegraph and author of Privacy and The Press. IPPR Fellow, Tambini is the author of Ruled by Reclusives. Matrix Law QC Tomlinson is the author of Privacy and the Media. 

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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Hay Festival 2004, 
The author of the spellbinding Arthur trilogy talks about bringing historical stories to life for young readers. King of the Middle March is an action-packed tale of war, romance, murder, power, politics and the medieval conflict between Christianity and Islam.

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The Economist Debate

The Energy Revolution

Hay Festival 2004, 
Are we entering the end of the oil era, on the cusp of transition to a post-fossil-fuel world? Some experts worry about the scarcity of oil, while others point to its environmental and geopolitical costs. How will people in Britain and the developing world be effected by an energy revolution? 

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Julian Clary talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Sex, frocks, death and double-entendre in the comedian's cheeky memoir A Young Man's Passage.