In a world of instant record, global publication and media turmoil, what and who is the future of news? Google’s Barron is joined by the BBC World anchor and author of Skyfull Of Lies Gowing, China expert Yueh, and Brogan, The Telegraph’s Deputy Editor.
Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world capital of science. Its scholars laid the foundations of today’s physics, chemistry and biology. They were true revolutionaries, agents of an upheaval both of understanding and of politics. The Eiffel Tower, built to celebrate the Revolution’s centennial, saw the world’s first wind tunnel, first radio message and first observation of cosmic rays. Perhaps the greatest Revolutionary scientist of all, Antoine Lavoisier founded modern chemistry and physiology, transformed French farming, and hugely improved the manufacture of gunpowder. His political activities brought him a fortune, but in the end led to his execution. The judge who sentenced him claimed that “the Revolution has no need for geniuses”. Chaired by Dan Davis.
Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender - and spanning the twentieth century, this beautifully orchestrated novel explores the big themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, and above all, the passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a lifetime. Tremain’s award-winning fiction includes Music and Silence, The Road Home, Sacred Country, Restoration and The Colour. She talks to Peter Florence.
The iconoclastic writer and director of the classic Withnail & I returns to London in a decade-long examination of the most provocative murder investigation in British history. He finally solves the identity of the killer known as Jack the Ripper.
This year’s Hay Festival International Fellow spent the last year as Artist in Residence with the WRU and has produced this astonishing book about sport, about myth, about nationhood and identity. He is joined by the rugby columnist, author of Wales Play In Red. Chaired by Jasper Rees, author of Bred Of Heaven.
The Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1991 to 2001 and of Anglo American Plc from 2002 to 2009 discusses the realities, dilemmas and lessons to be learnt from the last 20 years of corporate engagement with sustainability, ethics and responsibility. He tells a tale of corruption and conflict, of extractive industries and intractable governments from Syria and Nigeria to Downing Street and Beijing. In a tough world, how can business do the right thing?
The great Oscar-winning producer (The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Crash, Bad Timing) discusses and screens clips from his new film based on Thor Heyerdahl’s epic 1947 journey across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa-wood raft.
Climate change is no laughing matter, but when all else fails, perhaps it’s time to take humour a bit more seriously? We really do need something to laugh about.
Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was no mere ball game. It gave him everything, except the freedom to be himself. This is the story of a man with a secret that was slowly killing him. Something he feared might devastate not only his own life but the lives of his wife, family, friends and teammates. His fear that telling the truth about his sexuality would lose him everything he loved almost sent him over the edge. The deceit ended when Gareth became the world’s most prominent athlete to come out as a gay man. His gesture has strengthened strangers, and given him a fresh perspective.
You know all about the phone hacking trial, don’t you? Rebekah Brooks was acquitted and Andy Coulson went to jail. But why? Why was Brooks, the public face of the phone hacking scandal, found not guilty on all charges? Why did Coulson’s expensive defense not impress reporters? What impact did Rupert Murdoch’s millons have on the trial? And why did the jurors reach the decisions they did?
Zhang Yu, Miguel Ángel Cortés in conversation with Juan Cambiaso
Zhang Yu, president of the multidisciplinary CAEG Foundation, and Miguel Ángel Cortés, trustee of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and former Secretary of State of culture of Spain, bring the richness of their insight in this debate about the culture, art and the emergence of China in the international art market. Chaired by Juan Cambiaso, International trustee of the Prado Museum.
Simultaneous translation from Chinese into Spanish.
Lu Wenyu and Jose María de Churtichaga in conversation with Noelia Sastre
Lu Wenyu, architect and co-founder along with Wang Shu of Amateur
Architecture studio, and Jose María de Curtichaga, architect and vice-dean of IE School of Architecture & Design talk with Noelia Sastre, Life style and Culture writer of GRAZIA magazine. The main topic: architectural challenges and design in this globalization era.
Consecutive translation from Chinese into Spanish.
Fang Zhenning and Shao Weiping in conversation with Javier Quintana
Architecture China 2013 – The 100 Contemporary Projects
Fang Zhenning, architect, international artist and curator of the Chinese Pavillion in the Venetian Architecture Biennale of 2012 Shao Weiping, architect, director of BIAD and president of CHINAASC speak about this exhibition presented in Segovia and Chinese contemporary architecture with Javier Quintana, architect and dean of IE School of Architecture & Design – IE University.
Simultaneous translation from Chinese into Spanish.
Wang Shu in conversation with Martha Thorne
Bringing the past and the future of the new architecture in China together
Wang Shu, Chinese architect awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2012 speaks with Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Vice-dean of Foreign Affairs of the IE School of Architecture and Design.
Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.
Co-organised with the Embassy of the People´s Republic of China, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Centro Cultural de China en Madrid, CAEG (China arts and entertainment group) and IE University with the colaboration of GRAZIA magazine and the Embassy of the United States in Spain