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Felipe Fernandez Armesto

So You Think You Are Human?

Hay Festival 2004, 
The harder we cling to the concept of humanity, the more slippery it becomes. But if it breaks down altogether, what will this mean for human values, human rights, and the defence of human dignity? The encyclopaedic and imaginative historian confronts these problems from a historical perspective, showing how our current understanding of what it means to be human has been shaken by new challenges from science and philosophy.

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Ian Stewart

Math Hysteria

Hay Festival 2004, 
Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments.

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Colin Jackson talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Olympian and 110-meters hurdles world-record holder, now a senior figure in UK athletics and a regular commentator, talks about his career and previews the 2004 Olympics with the BBC Wales broadcaster.

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Philip Reeve

Hay Festival 2004, 
A rare chance to meet the best-selling author of the award-winning Mortal Engines and Predators Gold

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Family Matters

Dhaka 2014, 
Mirza Waheed, Sandip Roy and Manju Kapur discuss the politics of writing about families, real or imagined. Moderated by Muneeza Shamsie.

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Últimas novelas

Arequipa 2015, 
Hugo Coya es un periodista y escritor dedicado a la docencia y la investigación. Actualmente es el productor general de contenidos editoriales de Latina TV. Sus últimos libros publicados son Los secretos de Elvira y Genaro. El escritor Enrique Planas es actualmente profesor del taller de literatura creativa en el Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Su último libro es Kimokawaii. Modera la charla el escritor Ricardo Sumalavia.

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The Art of Maths/The Maths of Art

Dhaka 2014, 
Marcus du Sautoy explores the interconnections of mathematics with the world of literature and art. In conversation with Safi Khan.

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Arnold Wesker

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright's residency ends with his reading of a new work in rogress called Honey.

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Michael Schmidt

The First Poets

Hay Festival 2004, 
The PN Review editor and Carcanet publisher talks about the pleasures and responsibilities of reading the lives and works of the Classical Greek poets, who can often be seen as the preserve of specialist academic interests. He finds them immediate and resonant.

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Lucy Hughes Hallett

Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen

Hay Festival 2005, 
From Garibaldi and the greatest of them all, Achilles, to David Beckham, the writer explores how the truest mark of the hero is the ability to inspire in others forms of madness: desire, terror or both.

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Michael Rosen

Hay Festival 2004, 
Much loved as a radio presenter and respected as an authority on children's literature Michael Rosen is back in Hay by huge demand following his sell-out poetry performance last year. 'Lively, immediate, spiced with doggerel. rap. nonsense rhymes and puns'. (Times Educational Supplement)

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Tertulia cultural

Arequipa 2016, 
Conversación sobre libros, literatura y cultura entre Nicholas Asheshov (Reino Unido), Christopher Roper (Reino Unido) e invitados por confirmar junto con Jon Lee Anderson (Estados Unidos).

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Mick Brown

The Dance of 17 Lives

Hay Festival 2004, 
In January 2000, the Seventeenth Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, arrived at the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. He was fourteen years old. Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and he found himself surrounded by stories of miracles, murder and the settling of two hundred-year-old scores.

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Patrick McGrath and Patrick Marber

Working Title Masterclass: Adaptation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Conversation with the playwright and screenwriter, Marber (Closer, Coogan's Run, The Day Today) who adapted McGrath's Asylum for the cinema.

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Julia Donaldson

Hay Festival 2004, 
A fantastic all singing, all dancing event from the creator of Room on the Broom and Monkey Puzzle. Come dressed as your favourite character, to be ready to join in, and prepared to face a real, live Gruffalo.

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Architecture of Cultural Spaces

Dhaka 2014, 
The Architecture of Art and Literature. Former French architect and curator of Architecture of the Centre Pompidou, Aurelien Lemonier and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury discuss the crossover between art and acrhitecture and how to move beyond traditional tensions between the two fields. They will also discuss spaces for reading and reflection found within the art sphere. Chaired by Diana Campbell Betancourt.

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Timothy West and Jamie Glover

Nearest and Dearest Enemy

Hay Festival 2004, 
This anthology takes a wide ranging journey through English and classic literature, from Oedipus to the present day. Poems, prose and dramatic extracts illustrate the tragic and comic expression of this most fundamental conflict between father and son.

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Mariana de Althaus y Nell Leyshon en conversación con Doris Guillén

De teatro

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos dramaturgas con propuestas de gran calidad conversan con la actriz, narradora y directora del Centro Cultural Artescénica, Doris Guillén. Con Mariana de Althaus (Perú), directora de teatro y dramaturga reconocida a nivel internacional; sus obras se han montado en festivales como el Festival Mirada (Brasil), Santiago a Mil (Chile) o el Festival de Cádiz (España). Algunas de sus obras incluyen El sistema solar (2012) y Padre nuestro (2013). En 2013 publicó el libro Dramas de familia (2013), que reúne tres de sus obras. Y Nell Leyshon (Reino Unido), dramaturga y novelista cuya obra Bedlam ha sido la primera escrita por una mujer para el Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Leyshon ha recibido numerosos galardones, entre ellos, el premio Evening Standard Theatre por su obra teatral Comfort Me with Apples, el Richard Imison por su primera obra teatral para la bbc Radio, y el Premio Libro del Año 2014 otorgado por el Gremio de Libreros de Madrid por su novela Del color de la leche. Su última novela lleva por título El show de Gary (2016).

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Literature and film. Guillermo Arriaga, Hanif Kureishi and Lionel Shriver in conversation with Ángeles González-Sinde

Querétaro 2017, 

The seventh art is often based on quality screenplay writing, sometimes written by novelists or adapted by them from literary originals. What happens when a literary text is made into a screenplay? What are the differences compared with traditional writing? With Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico), Hanif Kureishi (United Kingdom) and Lionel Shriver (United States) in conversation with Ángeles González-Sinde.

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Marta Williams and Stephen Adamson

LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Segovia 2018, 
 

The Leadership experts present the results of a two year study on the leadership behaviours of 600 Spanish executives. Looking at today’s leaders and executives, can we identify styles and needs for the future?  Are there notable differences between the leadership strengths of male and female executives?  What behavioral weaknesses are most likely to derail their careers?  How can we help them to reach their maximum potential?    

Marta Williams and Stephen Adamson, have created a unique Personal Development Program for more than 600 executives studying at Madrid’s IE University.  For the past two years these executives/students have received a creative combination of specialized psychometric testing, in-depth analysis of their leadership styles, and feedback from their co-workers back at their jobs.  Measurements were conducted on a continuous basis to track growth and perceptions of change from multiple points of view.

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Doris Salcedo in conversation with Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2019, 

Doris Salcedo studied Fine Art at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano of Bogota and, from when she began her career as a visual artist, she has given form to the stories of violence and dispossession that have been left behind by the armed conflict in Colombia. As one of the most prominent artists of the moment, her work has been exhibited in museums of the stature of MoMA (New York), Tate Modern (London), Centro Pompidou (Paris) and Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid). She will be in conversation with the writer and journalist Juan David Correa.

Doris Salcedo in conversation with Juan David Correa

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Hay Writers' Circle

New Work, 2019

Hay Festival 2019, 

A reading of new work by members of the Hay writers’ group: prose, diary and poetry.

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Jaime Bedoya en conversación con Jerónimo Pimentel

Arequipa 2016, 
El periodista Jaime Bedoya (Perú) ha presentado recientemente su libro En aparente estado de ebriedad, una compilación de más de 30 años de sus crónicas periodísticas. Autor de la popular columna Disculpen la pequeñez, en el suplemento El Dominical del periódico El Comercio, Bedoya ha trabajado en medios como la revista Caretas, de la que fue editor, y actualmente es el Editor de Estilo de El Comercio. Conversa con el escritor y editor Jerónimo Pimentel.

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Return of the King

Dhaka 2014, 
William Dalrymple tells us about his explosive new book, about the first Anglo-Afghan War and its many repercussions. Followed by Q&A with Somnath Batabyal.

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Francesca Simon and Tony Ross

Hay Festival 2004, 
In their first ever joint event the author and illustrator of the Horrid Henry series talk about the creation and team work involved in bringing the country's naughtiest nuisance to life.