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Russell Kane

The Humorist

Hay Festival 2012, 
The brilliant comedian presents his savagely funny debut novel.

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Patrick Hannan talks to Jim Naughtie

A Useful Fiction: Adventures in British Democracy

Hay Festival 2009, 
Ten devolved years on, we survey the trials, tribulations, powers and glories of the assemblies and parliaments in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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Charles Godfray and Yadvinder Malhi

Is The Planet Full?

Hay Festival 2014, 

Two of the contributors to Ian Goldin’s overview of the world’s population and resources address key issues. Malhi takes a metabolic perspective on our human-dominated planet in Bigger Than The Biosphere? Godfray examines the practicality of food production in Can the World Feed 10 Billion People (Sustainably & Equitably)?

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Edward St Aubyn talks to Oliver James

At Last

Hay Festival 2011, 
The conclusion of the darkly humorous Melrose novels analyses society and family with clear-eyed elegance. The film of Mother’s Milk will be previewed tonight at 8.15pm with a Q&A with the director.
 
See also event [204].

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Cassandra Clare

Hay Festival 2012, 
The sensationally successful author touches down in Hay to chat about her thrilling Mortal Instruments saga and launch the latest episode.
 
12+ years

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Simon Schama

Obama and History

Cartagena 2010, 
Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, Simon Schama is a celebrated historian who combines academic rigour with a more personal approach to historic analysis. After lecturing at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard, he moved to New York; since 1995, he has been writing about art for The New Yorker and has directed with success several programmes on art and history for the BBC. 

This event is in English. Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available.

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William Boyd talks to Peter Florence

Waiting for Sunrise

Hay Festival 2012, 
A story of passions and deceptions set between Freud’s Vienna and the intelligence services of wartime London from the author of Any Human Heart and Restless.

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Elif Shafak

Charity Gala 2012

Hay Festival 2012, 
Elif Shafak's contribution to the 2012 Charity Gala forms the basis for her 2013 Raymond Williams Lecture. It's about the silent G in the Turkish alphabet.

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Deyan Sudjic

The Language of Things

Hay Festival 2009, 
How did the design of a pistol influence a car? Why did a chair make a café the most fashionable place in Paris? What can we learn from a banknote, a police uniform or a typeface? The Director of the Design Museum explores our visual vocabulary.

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Richard Evans

The OU Cymru Lecture: War and Society in Germany, 1939–45

Hay Festival 2009, 
Why did ordinary Germans keep on fighting to the end when they knew the war was lost? The author of The Third Reich at War examines the effects of war on German society between 1939 and 1945, asks how people coped with it, and looks at its longer-term effects.

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Mark Lynas, Philip Ball and guests

Sacred Cows Make The Best Beefburgers

Hay Festival 2013, 

Challenging firmly-held beliefs is not to be undertaken lightly. However, it is crucial in all walks of life if societies are to develop and be capable of meeting new challenges. Author and campaigner Mark Lynas and renowned science writer Philip Ball discuss. Chaired by Andy Fryers.

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Simon Jenkins

A Short History of England

Hay Festival 2012, 
The great and good journalist introduces his bold, taut history that identifies the key players and moments of change from the Saxon dawn of nationhood to the establishment of coalition government.
 
In association with The National Trust, Wales

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James Mayhew

Katie comes to Hay

Hay Festival 2012, 
Step through the frames of some magical masterpieces in this fantastic introduction to art.
 
5+ years

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Susana Baca, Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata and Luis Gilberto Murillo in conversation with Belisario Betancur. Introduction by José Luis Dicenta

African descent: one root, different voices

Cartagena 2012, 
Is being of African ancestry an identity? A cultural inheritance? A commitment to the future? How can reflection about the legacy that brings many Latin realities closer to their African origins be useful for accepting interculturality, that essence of our times? Unión Latina, which works hard to promote intercultural dialogue in all its forms, has the pleasure to present this debate. It will be an important moment, allowing intellectuals and experts to bring out the richness of that immaterial heritage that comes with African descent. Susana Baca, ex-minister of Culture of Peru, singer and composer; Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata, ex-minister of Culture and a manager of Manos Visibles, and Gilberto Murillo, Governor of the province of Chocó, will talk to the ex-president of Colombia and writer, Belisario Betancur. 

Co-organised with Unión Latina

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Jasper Fforde talks to Paul Blezard

Shades of Grey

Hay Festival 2010, 
The master of inventive, fantastical comedy introduces his brilliant satire of colour-tyranny and freedom.

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Peter Lord

The Meaning of Pictures: Personal, Social and National Identity

Hay Festival 2010, 
The distinguished critic examines C18th, C19th and C20th Welsh paintings and how the pictures are understood by the people who use them – patrons, museum curators, and the general public.

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Andrew Solomon

The Wellcome Book Prize Lecture: Far From the Tree

Hay Festival 2015, 

The winner of the 2014 Wellcome Book Prize introduces his wise and compassionate book Far From The Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love. Ten years in the writing, it tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Chaired by Hay Festival President Stephen Fry.

Andrew Solomon

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AA Gill talks to John Mitchinson

The Golden Door: Letters to America

Hay Festival 2012, 
The wickedly funny travel-writer, TV and restaurant critic ranges under the endless skyway uncovering truths and mythologies about America and Americans.

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Andrew St George and Edward Davis

The Navy Way

Hay Festival 2012, 
The senior service’s contemporary history with the author of The Royal Navy Way of Leadership and the Commandant General Royal Marines and Commander Amphibious Forces, whose book Operation Herrick - Helmand details the latest Afghan tour.

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Antonia Fraser talks to Melvyn Bragg

Must You Go? My Life With Harold Pinter

Hay Festival 2010, 
An account of a super A-list literary marriage, but intriguingly also a meticulous and subtle biographer’s account of the life and work of a great playwright.

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David Gilman

The Ultimate Survival Quiz

Hay Festival 2009, 
Fancy yourself as the next ultimate survival daredevil? Then this is the place for you.  Come and test your knowledge in this super buzzer quiz and pick up a few tips for those tricky situations from the author of the adrenalin-fuelled Danger Zone series. Look out Bear & Ray!

9–14 years

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China: Culture, Architecture and Design

Segovia 2013, 

Zhang Yu, Miguel Ángel Cortés in conversation with Juan Cambiaso
17.00-17.50

Cultural Bridges

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

18.00-19.50
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

19.00 19.50

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

20.30 21.30
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

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David Crystal

Think on my Words: Exploring Shakespeare's Language

Hay Festival 2008, 
The vaudevillian linguistics professor celebrates the most inventive and gifted wordsmith of all time.

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AA Gill talks to John Mitchinson

AA Gill is Further Away

Hay Festival 2011, 
Travels and food and stories with the iconoclastic journalist.

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Martin Amis en conversación con Peter Florence

Segovia 2009, 
El escritor británico vuelve a Segovia, esta vez para mostrarnos su labor como ensayista y comentarista, analizando a través de sus escritos los sucesos más importantes de los últimos treinta años; muchos de estos artículos estan recogidos en su libro The Second Plane, el cual será publicado próximamente en español. Conversará con Peter Florence, director del Hay Festival.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español