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Bryan Sykes

Adam's Curse: A Future without Men

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oxford professor of Human Genetics examines the furious decay of the male Y-chromosome and asks, Why are there only two sexes? Is there a genetic cause for men's promiscuity? Is there such a thing as the male homosexual gene? And can science offer an explanation for the rise of patriarchal society?

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Tom Petherick and Melaine Eclare

Heligan: Portrait of the Lost Gardens

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Cornish estate gardens at Heligan flourished from their establishment in the twelth century until the tragedies of the Great War. Rediscovered in 1990 and restored, they are now the most visited private gardens in BRitain. The Horticultural Director and the country's leading garden photographer discuss the story.

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Exploring Language

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein in conversation with Firdous Azim.

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Geraldine McCaughrean

Hay Festival 2003, 
The multi prize-winning author of A Little Lower Than The Angels, A Pack of Lies, Gold Dust, Forever X and now her new books The Kite Rider and Stop the Train talks about the pleasure she finds in writing, her inspirations and wide-ranging subject matter.

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José Manuel Rodríguez Canales, Pedro Salinas y Paola Ugaz en conversación con Giulio Valz-Gen

El Comercio conversa: La orden del Sodalicio

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos periodistas y un teólogo peruanos conversan con el periodista Giulio Valz-Gen sobre la orden del Sodalicio, institución presente en la historia reciente del Perú. Con José Manuel Rodríguez Canales, teólogo y docente, perteneciente a la orden del Sodalicio, y Paola Ugaz y Pedro Salinas, autores del libro de investigación sobre esta misma orden Mitad monjes, mitad soldados.

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Gala de poesía

Arequipa 2015, 
Los autores compartirán con el público una selección de sus poemas. Modera la gala el escritor Augusto Carrasco Huamaní.

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Valeria Gallo y Carlos Vélez en conversación con Julieta Díaz Barrón

Ilustrando para niños

Querétaro 2017, 
Cuentos, novelas juveniles, libros de imágenes…la creatividad e inventiva de los ilustradores especializados en literatura infantil y juvenil no tiene límites. Dos destacados ilustradores mexicanos, Valeria Gallo, con formación de diseño, experiencia televisiva en Canal ONCE y autora de las ilustraciones de libros publicados en México, Brasil y España; y Carlos Vélez, ilustrador, amante del cómic y autor de las ilustraciones de libros como La noche de los batracios, con texto de Martha Riva Palacio, conversan con Julieta Díaz Barrón sobre sus trabajo.
A partir de 10 años 

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Sheila Kanani

How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs

Hay Festival 2019, 

Have you ever dreamed of going into space? What about becoming an astronaut, walking on the moon or searching for alien life? Or becoming a space chef? Explore the wonders of space with Sheila Kanani, a space cadet whose head is always up in the clouds even though her feet are firmly on planet Earth. Full of fun facts, top tips and space shenanigans!

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Niall Ferguson

Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Hay Festival 2003, 
The historian analyses the sugar and spice, piracy, missionary zeal, homoerotic barons of empire, and civil service that drove the rise and fall of the British Empire: 'he writes with splendid panache ... the Errol Flynn of British historians.' (The Times)

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John Lloyd talks to John Mitchinson

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The founder and Managing Director of QI is John Lloyd, creator and producer of numerous radio and television programmes including Blackadder, The News Quiz, Spitting Image, Quote Unquote, Not the Nine O'Clock News, To The Manor Born, The NEws Huddlines and The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and letterly one of the UK's most successful directors of television commercials.

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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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Anita Desai and Raj Khamal Jha

Hay Festival 1999, 
Desai's In Custody is a "magnificent novel" - Salman Rushdie, about a small town scholar's visit to interview a famed poet. Widely tipped for superstardom, Jha's Calcutta novel The Blue Bedspread has been hailed by John Fowles as 'something remarkable, almost a coming of age of the Indian novel'.

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John Carey

What Good Are The Arts?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Do the arts make us better people? Are they a sign of civilisation? Are judgements about art anything more than personal opinions? What are works of art anyway?

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Bill Sutherland

Cambridge Series 7: Rethinking Decision-making in a Post-truth World

Hay Festival 2019, 

Sutherland, who holds the Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology at the Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, will describe attempts to make global evidence available to all, to improve the effectiveness of experts and to change attitudes toward the use of evidence. 

Bill Sutherland

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Christopher Hampton

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Screenwriter 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the screenwriter and director whose credits include The Honorary consul, Carrington, the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons, The Secret Agent, The Quiet American and Imagining Argentina.

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Sarah Dunant, James Runcie, Jean McNeil

Hay Festival 2003, 
Writer Mary Loudon chairs this conversation about fiction set in the Artworld. Runcie's The Colour of Heaven follows a trail across the fourteenth century world in search of perfect ultramarine. McNeil's Private View is an edgy take on contemporary London's YBA scene. Dunant's masterpiece The Birth of Venus tells the story of a woman painter in Renaissance Florence.

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Lauro Martines

April Blood

Hay Festival 2003, 
In April 1478, a plot to murder the two heads of the powerful Medici family miscarried dramatically in the Cathedral of Florence. The younger of the two brothers was killed, but Lorenzo the Magnificent, the brilliant poet and connoisseur escaped. A bloodbath followed in reprisal. All Italy was affected as it emerged that the Pope, the King of Naples and the Duke of Urbino were deeply implicated in the plot.

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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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Graphic Words

Dhaka 2014, 
Katie Green and Joelle Jolivet discuss the intangible link between words and images.

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Armand Marie Leroi talks to Olivia Judson

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Erros of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2004, 
'Once, people with disfiguring or bizzare mutations were thought monstrous. Now they give vital clues to the dance of genes during the body's growth. Leroi combines meticulous historical research, brand-new genetic understanding and consummate skill with words to tell an absorbing tale' (Matt Ridley)

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View From The Summit

Hay Festival 1999, 
On his eightieth birthday, the conqueror of Everest Edmund Hillary talks to the climber Joe Simpson author of Touching the Void. Introduced by Jan Morris.

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Danijela Zunec Brandt, Marina Mansilla, Rosa Lynas and David Woollcombe

Rescue Mission: Planet Earth 25

Hay Festival 2019, 

The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro produced a document called Agenda 21, a blueprint for saving Planet Earth. For the next two years, thousands of children and young people from almost 100 countries worked together in an extraordinary effort to design, write and illustrate a youth version of Agenda 21, called Rescue Mission Planet Earth. Twenty-five years later, we discuss the impacts, legacy and future of the actions undertaken and the key people involved. Rescue Mission editor Danijela Zunec Brandt, Global Optimism’s Marina Mansilla, local school strike organiser, Rosa Lynas and Peace Child International’s David Woollcombe talk to Andy Fryers.

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Boothby Graffoe

Hay Festival 2003, 
The new show from the sublimely talented stand-ip. 'He writes great gags, improvises as well as anyone, plays the guitar and sings songs that are both beautiful and funny. And he can handle drunken hecklers at the same time as he makes your mum want to knit him a scarf.' (Arthur Smith) 'His maverick comic talents could make him the new Spike Milligan.' (Evening Standard)

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Michael Deeley

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Producer 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
The producer whose credits include The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Blade Runner talks to Peter Florence.

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Leslie Law talks to Revel Guest

Hay Festival 2005, 
Athens Olympics equestrian gold-medalist talks horse-sense.