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Ian Cumming, Sarah Greer, Sarah Dugan and Steven Thrush

The NHS Long-term Plan: Reimagining the Workforce

Hay Festival 2019, 

The NHS long-term plan, announced in the New Year, promises increased funding and a new commitment to expanding the workforce. So how can we encourage more interdisciplinary working? And what role does education have in developing empathetic, effective and flexible health professionals to meet the challenges ahead? Join the conversation with Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England, Sarah Greer, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester, Sarah Dugan, Chief Executive, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust, and Steven Thrush, Consultant Surgeon at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

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Emma Carroll

When We Were Warriors

Hay Festival 2019, 
Against a dramatic World War Two background, Emma Carroll tells a thrilling story that explores how courageously and resourcefully children manage when everything in their lives falls apart. With a cast of new characters, Emma Carroll revisits settings which will be familiar to readers of her previous books such as Letters from the Lighthouse and Frost Hollow Hall.
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William Dalrymple

The Age of Kali

Hay Festival 1999, 
William Dalrymple returns to HAy to tell of his travels in India and Pakistan. He becomes the first European ever to be permitted to witness the macabre nightly offering to the goddess Parashakti; he meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he experiences civil war in Kashmir; and discovers such Indian oddities as the last of the great tiger-stuffers.

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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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Liniers en conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz

Arequipa 2016, 
El dibujante Liniers (Argentina) es el admirado autor de la viñeta Macanudo, que se publica en países como Argentina o España, Liniers además ha realizado varias portadas para el New Yorker y es uno de los dibujantes más importantes e influyentes del momento. Conversará con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz sobre su trabajo.

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Denis Judd

The Lion and The Tiger

Hay Festival 2004, 
Professor Judd examines the relationship between Britain and India from the first Elizabethan pirates and the foundation of the East India Company in 1600 to the overthrow of the Raj.

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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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Six Seasons Review Launch

Dhaka 2013, 
Launch of the English literature journal with Fakrul Alam.

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Leah Cowan, Nina Dahmani and Kuba Shand-Baptiste

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Leah Cowan, Nina Dahmani and Kuba Shand-Baptiste, three inspiring writers from the award-winning magazine gal-dem, created by a group of women and non-binary people of colour to address inequality and misrepresentation in the media by creating a space for everyone to enjoy. They will talk about their debut book for teens I Will Not Be Erased: Our Stories About Growing Up As People of Colour and how their game-changing collective began. Come and join this talented group for a witty and insightful chat about growing up, politics, race, mental health, love, activism and anything in between.

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A.C. Grayling

COEXISTENCE IN OUR MODERN WORLD

Segovia 2018, 

The renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling returns to Segovia with a provocative lecture on our society today and the threats to coexistence. He addresses the major challenges that the new digital era and the social and political changes make on the structure of our societies. Will social media or populism break democracy? Chaired by Peter Florence.

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Dylan Moran and Ash Atalla talk to Daisy Goodwin

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star and writer of Channel 4's Black Books and the producer of The Office talk about their comedy to the television producer Diasy Goodwin.

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Trevor Jones

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Composer

Hay Festival 2005, 
Music in the movies, creating character, building emotion and underpinning drama from Lara's theme, the shower scene from Psycho and Harry Lime's zither, to his own scores for Notting Hill, Excalibur, Brassed Odd, Dea of Love, Thirteen Days, In thge Name of the Father and Mississippi Burning: he talks to Peter Florence.

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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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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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Raquel Castro en conversación con Paulina del Collado

Un beso en tu futuro

Querétaro 2017, 
 
La escritora mexicana Raquel Castro presenta su nueva novela, Un beso en tu futuro, una bella historia de amor y amistad. Castro es guionista, periodistas y escritora; es la autora entre otros de Exiliados, Lejos de casa y Dark Doll.
A partir de 10 años 
Raquel Castro en conversación con Paulina del Collado

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Ben Fountain in conversation with Eduardo Rabasa

Querétaro 2017, 

Ben Fountain (United States) is the author of the novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, recently made into a film by the director Ang Lee. This funny and moving story is set during an American football match and features a young soldier who is back in the United States to promote the American army’s work in Iraq. Just about to return to combat, he reflects on his life, the implications and complexities of the armed conflict, and the value of propaganda as well as people’s perception of a country when building a communal image. Also the author of the book of short stories Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, Ben Fountain will talk to Eduardo Rabasa.

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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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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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Linda Grant talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: A Stranger City

Hay Festival 2019, 

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it sets off a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community. Assuming they even have a community. The Orange Prize-winning novelist weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birthplace can decide how we live and with whom.

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The Government Inspector by Peter Kosminsky

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
UK, 2005, 105 mins
Based on the extensive original research and written and directed by the BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky, this drama tells the story of the late Dr David Kelly, an expert caught in the crossfire between the government and the BBC over the war in Iraq. Followed by Peter Dale in coversation with writer-director Peter Kominsky.

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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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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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Kate Mosse, Emily Angle, Tim Wright

Writers at Work: The Writer Online

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three experts show how to use the net, from research and masterclass support to publication, interactivity and multi-media narrative. Mosse is the creator of Orange Labyrinth, the online writing community. Angle edits the BBC Get Writing website. Wright is the writer-in-residence of Nottingham Trent University's NESTA-funded writersforthefurtue.com.

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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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Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Peter Florence

Hay Festival Reforms: the politics of climate change

Arequipa 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. So, we have asked a number of thinkers to present new reforms on matters that are relevant today. Gabrielle Walker, a Doctor of Chemistry from Cambridge University and presenter of the BBC programme Planet Earth Under Threat, proposes a change of approach to the “climate war”, considering a positive perspective for tackling the problem.

Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Peter Florence