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Richard Holmes

The Age of Wonder

Hay Festival 2009, 
The pre-eminent biographer surveys the great golden age of Darwin, Newton, Cook and How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.

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Elif Shafak, Anna Funder, Zaiba Malik and Helena Kennedy compèred by Sandi Toksvig

Free Speech Cabaret Gala

Hay Festival 2011, 
Shafak talks about her life as a female novelist in Turkey. Samuel Johnson Prize-winner Funder introduces her forthcoming novel based on the true story of anti-Nazi campaigners in the 1930s. Malik talks about her dual British and Muslim identity. The Human Rights barrister discusses freedom of speech and the Rule of Law. 
 
More about Elif Shafak, Zaiba Malik and Helena Kennedy
 
All proceeds to support the Hay Festival B39 project in Beirut

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Peter Lord

Aardman Animation

Hay Festival 2010, 
The co-founder of the UK’s favourite animation studio joins us for a very special hands-on event.
 
Family event

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Frances Ashcroft

The Spark of Life

Hay Festival 2012, 
The physiologist gives a spectacular account of the body electric, showing how, from before conception to the last breath we draw, electrical signals in our cells are essential to everything we think and do. She takes in vampire bats, Viagra, chilli peppers and Mary Shelley.
 

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Ron Leshem en conversación con Eladio Mateos

seguido de la proyección de la película Beaufort

Segovia 2009, 
Evento de 1 hora seguido de proyección, con intervalo de 15 minutos

El escritor y guionista israelí Ron Leshem, ganador en 2006 del Sapir Prize, el premio literario más importante de Israel, y autor de la novela Beaufort, conversará con el periodista e investigador Eladio Mateos. Al fnalizar, se proyectará la película Beaufort, nominada al Oscar a la Mejor Película de Habla no Inglesa y ganadora del Oso de Plata a la Mejor Dirección en el Festival de Berlín.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español
 
Beaufort (2007)
Dirección: Joseph Cedar
Duración: 120 min.
Sinopsis: Película sobre la guerra que describe la vida de los soldados israelíes durante los últimos meses de permanencia en el sur del Líbano, antes de la retirada de Israel de la zona. La película nos muestra la vida cotidiana, la difícil rutina y las relaciones humanas entre los soldados de la base.

VO en hebreo, subtitulada en inglés

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Simon Jenkins

The National Trust Lecture: Wales – Churches, Houses and Castles

Hay Festival 2009, 
The journalist and National Trust chairman surveys the monuments and masterpieces of Wales.

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Denis Norden talks to Paul Blezard

Clips from a Life

Hay Festival 2009, 
The grand master comedian spins yarns and anecdotes of a long, long golden age of British humour.

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Roger McGough

That Awkward Age

Hay Festival 2009, 
‘At that awkward age now between birth and death…’ – the patron saint of poetry wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette, perspires in the Foreign Legion, snaps Henri Cartier Bresson in Liverpool and jives in Macca’s trousers.

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20 años sin Muro

Václav Beˇlohradský en conversación con Fernando Orgambides

Segovia 2009, 
El famoso filósofo y politólogo checo Václav Beˇlohradský, conversará con el periodista español Fernando Orgambides. La noche del 9 de noviembre de 1989, comenzó a desmoronarse el muro de la vergüenza, que durante muchos años había simbolizado la división Este-Oeste entre el bloque soviético y la esfera de influencia de Estados Unidos y sus aliados occidentales. En estos veinte años, el mapa de Europa no ha dejado de cambiar y el continente ha experimentado transformaciones políticas, económicas y sociales.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del checo al español

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Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad

Hay Festival 2006, 
The Canadian poet gives us her inversion of Homer's Odyssey, retold by Penelope and the twelve handmaids Odysseus slaughtered on his return from Troy, Dido and twenty years away from his palace.

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Tom Anderson

Chasing Dean

Hay Festival 2010, 
Captivating travelogue in which two childhood friends from small-town Wales meet in Miami for the summer road trip of their dreams: to chase the swell of Hurricane Dean all the way up the US Eastern Seaboard in search of once-in-a-lifetime surf. Tom is Academi’s blogger in residence for Hay Festival 2010.
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Ha-Joon Chang

Cambridge Series 5: 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Hay Festival 2011, 
The economist turns all received wisdom about free markets, globalization and the digital revolution on its head and offers an utterly compelling alternative. Chaired by Jesse Norman of the Treasury Select Committee.
 
Read more by and about Ha-Joon Chang here

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Carme Riera, Mario Merlino y Beatriz de Moura en conversación con Juan Mollá

Del original al lector: los retos de la traducción literaria

Segovia 2008, 
Traducir una obra original a otros idiomas supone mucho más que abrir una puerta a otras culturas, es todo un desafío. El traductor Mario Merlino, la escritora Carme Riera y la editora Beatriz de Moura (Tusquets Editores) compartirán sus experiencias sobre el mundo de la traducción con Juan Mollá, presidente del Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO). CEDRO es la entidad que defiende los derechos de autor de escritores, traductores y periodistas. En la actualidad representa a 14.523 titulares de derechos y a los autores y editores de 28 entidades similares de otros países.

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Julia Donaldson & Jenny Valentine

Teen Reads

Hay Festival 2009, 
Join two of the freshest voices in the world of teen fiction as they explore character development and plot twists in Running on the Cracks (Donaldson) and The Ant Colony (Valentine).

12 years +

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David Mitchell talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Fictions – The Bone Clocks

Hay Festival 2015, 

This dazzling new novel is the kaleidoscopic story of an unusual woman’s life, a metaphysical thriller and a profound meditation on mortality and survival. And it’s brilliant. Mitchell’s previous books are Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

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David Mitchell talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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John Goodall

CADW Lecture: Medieval Castles

Hay Festival 2011, 
An ambitious and groundbreaking journey depicting the English castle and its architecture from the C11th to the C17th.

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Rosa Beltrán, Julio César Londoño, Fernando Quiroz and Francisco Hinojosa with Guido Tamayo

Love, adultery and other truths

Cartagena 2011, 
Emotional relationships, their misunderstandings and certainties, infidelity, the search for pleasure, falling in love and out of it, etc. will be matters for discussion by our guests. With investigator and writer Rosa Beltrán; Julio César Londoño, whose latest work, ¿Por qué es negra la noche?, deals with geniuses, the body, sex and words; the writer Fernando Quiroz, whose most recent novel is Como un bolero, and the writer Francisco Hinojosa, who tells the stories he loves to both children and adults. Chaired by the writer and journalist Juan David Correa.

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Lynn Barber talks to Rosie Boycott

An Education

Hay Festival 2010, 
When the journalist was 16, she was picked up at a bus stop by an attractive older man who drew up in his sports car – and her life was almost wrecked. The movie you know...
Lynn Barber talks to Rosie Boycott

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José María Guelbenzu in conversation with José María Ridao

Remembering Albert Camus

Segovia 2010, 
Forever linked to the world of culture, José María Guelbenzu, a former publisher, sharp critic and a writer with an enormous narrative capacity, has prefaced a new edition of the complete works of Albert Camus. Guelbenzu will speak with José María Ridao, a writer, former diplomat and contributor to the newspaper El País, about the great French author, admired by both for his politically committed and deeply human work, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death.

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Noel Kingsbury, Tim Richardson, Dan Pearson and Simon Jenkins

The C21st Garden – A place of beauty, or a home for woodlice?

Hay Festival 2009, 
How will the idea of the garden reflect our ecological concerns, our understanding of outdoor space as art, and the interface between humankind and nature?

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John Sutherland and John Crace

Who's Afraid of The Classics?

Hay Festival 2011, 
What makes a classic work of literature? Just as importantly, who decides? Is a forgotten classic an oxymoron? Did Jane Austen write the same book several times over? Who reads late Henry James? Why do so many male modern novelists love Lolita? Be honest: have you read Midnight’s Children? These are issues that fascinate the superprof and the satirist. Join them for an offbeat look at the questions most writers and critics go out of their way to avoid.
 
More by and about John Sutherland and John Crace

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Tom Holland

In The Shadow Of The Sword - The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World

Hay Festival 2012, 
In the C6th the Near East was divided between two venerable empires - the Persian and the Roman. 100 years later one had vanished for ever and the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs - an upheaval so profound that it meant, in effect, the end of the Ancient World.

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Steve Jones

No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine

Hay Festival 2016, 

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.

Steve Jones

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The Future of Eden

Hay Festival 2008, 
Eco superhero Tim Smit dreams the potential of his Eden Project with Rosie Boycott.

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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