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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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Melvyn Bragg

The Adventure of English

Hay Festival 2004, 
How the guttural language that came over to the fifth-century Britain with Germanic invaders saw off Norse, Welsh, Latin and French, and became the great, acquisitive global currency of today.

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Pura López Colomé y SJ Fowler en conversación con Rocío Cerón

Enemies/Enemigos.

Xalapa 2014, 

La coordinadora de este interesante proyecto de traduc- ción poética, Rocío Cerón, modera una conversación entre el poeta londinense y la poeta mexicana para debatir sobre cómo la traducción es un multiespacio de varios significados; el desencadenante de las nuevas creaciones a partir de la traducción de poesía, la traducción creativa, los usos indebidos de la lengua, etc. 

Con el apoyo del British Council

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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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Brian Platt

Cartoon Masterclass

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Hay cartoonist teavhes the basic principles outlined in his book How to DRaw Cartoons. No previous experience required.

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Octavius Black and Sebastian Bailey

The Mind Gym: wake your mind up

Hay Festival 2005, 
A practical and lively workout for your mind from the authors of this bestseller. Discover how to change the way you think so you get less stressed, more time, stronger relationships and simple solutions to age-old problems. A no-brainer?

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Kathleen Taylor

Brainwashing

Hay Festival 2005, 
Brainwashing inspires fear and fascination. How can people believe such strange and often dangerous notions as, for example, some cults and terrorists do? The eminent neuroscientist put the brain back into brainwashing to reveal the emerging science of belief.

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Hay Writer's Circle

Hay Festival 2005, 
New work from the well-established and highly regarded group. All welcome.

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The Hamburg Cell by Antonia Bird

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
UK, 2004, 101 mins
The film tells the story of the three men, Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah and Ramzi bin al Shibh, from their initial meetings as students in Germany, throught the process of their radicalisation and eventual recruitment to al-Qaeda, which culminated in the events of September 11, 2001. Followed by Q&A at 11.15am: screenwriter Ronan Bennett talks to Alan Rushbridger. 

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Joanne Harris and Sue Gee talk to Phil Rickman

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Chocolat bestseller introduces her first collection of malevolent and mischievous short stories, Jigs and Reels. Gee launches The Mysteries of Glass, the story of the illicit passion of a young curate for his vicar's wife in 1860s Herefordshire.

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William Nicholson

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oscar-winning screenwriter (Gladiator, Shadowlands) and children's novelist (The Wind Singer) introduces his first novel for adults, The Society of Others. 'He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. It's a journey. Just not the usual kind.

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Greg Dyke talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Discussing the future of TV, Manchester United and the media's treatment of the government with the ex-Director General and author of Inside Story.

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Honey Hunters

Dhaka 2014, 
Karthika Nair and Joelle Jolivet launch their beautifully illustrated book on the Sundarbans. With Munize Manzur. Supported by Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.

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Claire Armistead, Julia Eccleshare, Jacqueline Wilson and friends

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Hay Festival 2005, 
Announcement of the longlist. Here's your chance to ask the experts what they think of your favourite books and to join our young critics' competition.

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Andrew Roberts

What Might Have Been

Hay Festival 2004, 
The acclaimed historian, author of Napolean and Wellington, HItler and Churchill, Eminent Churchillians and  The Holy Fox asks, WHat if Lenin had been assassinated on arrival at Finland Station, St Petersburg in 1917?

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The Federation Lecture

Hay Festival 2004, 
The multi-award-winning author Malorie Blackman gives this inaugural lecture. She talks about her childhood love of reading, her use of writing to tackle social issues, and her razor sharp sequel to Noughts and Crosses, Knife Edge.

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Heston Blumenthal

Hay Festival 2004, 
The superb chef, whose Fat Duck restaurant at Bray was recently awarded the exceptional third Michelin star, demonstartes his spectacular command of the science of cooking, his culinary aesthetic (the man who gave the world snail porridge), and the brilliant and imaginative recipes from his new book Family Food.

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Virginia Nicholson, C.K Stead

Among the Bohemians

Hay Festival 2004, 
In her study of the era, Nicholson explores the lives and work of the Bloomsbury set including Dylan and Caitlin Thomas, Augustus John and her grandmother, Vanessa Bell. Stead conjures the same set in his novel Mansfield, a fictionalised account of his fellow New Zealander and Bloomsbury star Katherine Mansfield.

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Discovering Sylhet

Dhaka 2014, 
Photographer, columist and nature lover Ihtisham Kabir launches his photo book on Sylhet through a slideshow, and shares his favourite adventures.

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Anna Funder, Anne Applebaum

East is East

Hay Festival 2003, 
Terror States in the old Eastern Europe with Funder, author of Stasiland: tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, and Applebaum, author of Gulag, a study of the Soviet labour camps which were once scattered across Russia from the White Sea to the Black Sea, and from the Arctic circle to the plains of Central Asia. Chaired by the film-maker Simon Finch.

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Noreena Hertz, Phillipe Sands, Michela Wrong

One World

Hay Festival 2005, 
Michael Buerk hosts this exploration of first and third world catastrophe. Hertz, the globalization expert,, is the author of IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It. Sands is the author of Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules. Wrong's study of Eritrea is titled I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation.

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Anna Cocchiarella

Dhaka 2014, 
Anna Cocchiarella talks about her experience with the Sufi order in Mirashorai, Chittagong with Atunvav Sinha.

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Arnold Wesker

All About Love

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this forth performance the playwright reads his libretto Grief, the three short monologues The Four Seasons, and the classic Love Letters on Blue Paper. 

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Tony Lewis

Taking Fresh Guard

Hay Festival 2004, 
England Cricket Captain, Test Match Special commentator, MCC President and Chairman of large parts of Wales' establishment: the gifted raconteur tells the tales.

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Roy Hudd - Hiss and Boo

Hay Festival 1999, 
The inimitable comedian tops the bill when Britain's brightest and best Music Hall and Variety Company Hiss & Boo bring their gala of laughter, music and song to Hay on Bank Holiday Monday. Leave your inhibitions at home and come and be well and truly entertained.