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Event 471

Ros Ridley

Cambridge Series: Peter Pan and the Mind of JM Barrie

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Ridley views the Peter Pan stories through the eyes of a neuroscientist and explores J M Barrie's interest in cognition, theory of mind and the nature of consciousness. Barrie's stories are rich in post-Darwinian questions about the origins of human nature and the mental abilities of animals, children and adults. Ridley was Head of the Medical Research Council Comparative Cognition Research Team in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University.

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Ros Ridley

Event 472

Nik Gowing

Thinking The Unthinkable

Venue: Compass

Brexit, then Trump, exposed how out of touch political and corporate leaders are with the deep concerns of voters and consumers. The gap is widening. The challenges for leaders in governments and boardrooms are deepening, fuelled by AI, the threat to jobs and algorithms. Can leaders handle pressures they never expected? A participatory symposium led by Gowing, co-author of the ongoing Thinking the Unthinkable study. Numbers limited.

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Event HD99

Jonathan Meres

The World of Norm

Venue: Starlight Stage

Writer and comedian Jonathan Meres provides a laugh-out-loud treat as he talks about the twelfth and final instalment in his multi-award-winning series. Although life is undoubtedly still unfair for Norm, Jonathan guarantees that he will cheer up the audience and get everyone singing along to his World of Norm song.

6+
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Event HD100

Lucy Cousins and Liz Fost

A Busy Day for Birds

Venue: Cube

Join the Maisy Mouse creator Lucy Cousins and storyteller Liz Fost for an event of feathered fun as they bring A Busy Day for Birds to life in a storytelling and live illustration event.

3+
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Event S19

Storytelling with Skye Meredith

Venue: The Storytelling Nook
Come and listen to local storyteller Skye Meredith weave an enchanting tale for all the family
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event W79

Petr Horacek

Venue: Scribblers Hut
Come to see Petr Horacek author and illustrator of many picture books, such as Silly Suzy GooseA New House for MousePuffin PeterThe Greedy Goat and Blue Penguin. You can listen to some of his stories and make a little picture book to take home.
3+
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Event 474

Julia Leigh talks to Bryony Gordon

Avalanche: A Love Story

Venue: Starlight Stage

Writing in the immediate aftermath of her decision to stop IVF treatment, Leigh lays bare the truths of her experience: the highs of hope and the depths of disappointment, the grip of yearning and desire, the toll on her relationships and the unexpected graces and moments of black humour. She navigates the science of IVF, copes with the impact of treatment and reconciles the seductive promises of the worldwide multi-billion dollar IVF industry with the reality.

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Event 475

Catherine Merridale

The British Academy Lecture 1: Lenin on the Train

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

In April 1917, the exiled leader of the Bolsheviks, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, travelled back to Russia by train.  His country was at war and his route would take him through enemy territory; the plan was controversial from the start.  The destination was the Finland Station and the first steps on the road to Soviet power.  Merridale, the great Russia scholar, follows in the leader's tracks, creating a gripping account of events in Russia and Europe at one of the tensest moments of the First World War. Chaired by Peter Hennessy.

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Catherine Merridale

Event 476

Hanif Kureishi talks to Rosie Boycott

Fictions: The Nothing

Venue: Good Energy Stage

A new tale of ageing, lust, helplessness and deception told with the trademark black humour of one of the great British novelists whose films and books include The Buddha of Suburbia, Venus, The Mother and My Beautiful Launderette. Kureishi is one of the wisest and most humane writers with an acute eye for vulnerabilities and quiet desperation.

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Hanif Kureishi talks to Rosie Boycott

Event 477

Raoul Martinez talks to William Sieghart

Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society - myths about free will, free markets, free media and free elections. From the lottery of our birth to the consent-manufacturing influence of concentrated wealth and power, this far-reaching manifesto lifts the veil on the mechanisms of control that pervade our lives.

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Event 516

A Front Row Special with Steven Moffat

BBC Radio 4

Venue: BBC Tent
Samira Ahmed talks to Steven Moffat about BBC One’s Doctor WhoSherlock and the craft of writing, as he prepares to step down from his role as Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer later this year.
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A Front Row Special with Steven Moffat

Event 634

Philippe Sands

How I Got Here

Venue: Compass

Have you ever wondered what the career back-story is behind someone you’ve seen on stage at Hay? How I Got Here is a new series of daily events revealing just a few of these stories.

Philippe Sands is a lawyer, a specialist in international law and the author of 16 books on international law.

15+
30 mins
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Event HD101

Julian Clary and David Roberts

The Bolds on Holiday

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The hairiest family in Teddington are back for a further adventure and this time they decide to take a well-earned holiday by the seaside with all their relatives in tow. But can they stay hidden on a camping holiday? Join the authors as they introduce their exceptional family’s latest escapade in storytelling and live drawing.

9+
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Julian Clary and David Roberts

Event HD102

Tracey Corderoy and Steve Lenton

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam – Up, Up and Away!

Venue: Cube

Ex-robbers now bakers, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam star in a new collection of stories about their comical adventures. The two dogs are best friends but they look like being in danger of falling out when a tempting looking package arrives at the café. Corderoy and Lenton entertain with comic rhymes and illustrations about their well-loved characters.

6+
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Tracey Corderoy and Steve Lenton

Event S20

Storytelling with Skye Meredith

Venue: The Storytelling Nook
Come and listen to local storyteller Skye Meredith weave an enchanting tale for all the family
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event W80

Petr Horacek

Venue: Scribblers Hut
Come to see Petr Horacek author and illustrator of many picture books, such as Silly Suzy GooseA New House for MousePuffin PeterThe Greedy Goat and Blue Penguin. You can listen to some of his stories and make a little picture book to take home.
3+
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Event W84

RSPB CYMRU WORKSHOPS

Minibeast Safari and Treasure Hunt

Venue: RSPB Stand

Ready for an adventure? Grab your nets and pots and come on a safari into the wild garden to find what creatures are hiding under the leaves, logs and in the long grass. Along the way you’ll discover the many shades of colours that nature takes, as you collect natural treasures and create a colour collage.

Family event
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Event 635

Michelle Oyen

Subject Areas – Bioengineering, Mechanics, Materials and Design

Venue: Compass

Please drop in to our new Compass venue, quiz leading academics about their subject and engage in some critical thinking. As part of Hay Festival 2016 and with help from the Welsh Government we have invited a range of university lecturers and speakers to drop in, talk about their subject areas and about university life.

Michelle Oyen is a Reader in Bioengineering at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

15+
30 mins
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Event DT35

Ticket to Dine

Early Lunch

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

Book a seat in the Relish Festival Restaurant and receive a complimentary drink on us. 

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh onsite by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce.

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20 per person. By booking online you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink. You will also be able to reserve a seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

Award-winning Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer.

A selection of desserts and local cheeses from Neal's Yard Creamery is also available, plus a full bar and barista coffees.

See a Sample Menu Here

If you have any dietary requirements please state these in the notes at the Checkout stage.
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Event 478

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand

Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

Venue: Oxfam Moot

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world, from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling historians.

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William Dalrymple and Anita Anand

Event 479

Tony Adams talks to Philippe Sands

Sober: Football. My Story. My Life

Venue: Tata Tent

The great Arsenal and England defender explains the struggles he’s faced to stay sober for 20 years and why he set up Sporting Chance, the charity which provides treatment and support for sports stars suffering from addictions. He gives his incisive thoughts on England’s continued failings in major tournaments and assesses why Arsenal has struggled to repeat the title-winning formula of his own time there.

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Tony Adams talks to Philippe Sands

Event 480

John Boyne

Fictions: The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Boyne’s new novel spans 80 years of Irish history. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, Cyril Avery will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from – and over his three score years and ten, will struggle to discover an identity, a home and a country. Boyne is the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Absolutist. He talks to Peter Florence.

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John Boyne

Event 481

Julia Hobsbawm

Fully Connected

Venue: Good Energy Stage

The networking expert and entrepreneur takes us on a journey ‘from Telex to Twitter’ to illustrate how the answer to the Age of Overload can come from devising management-based systems which are both highly practical and intuitive; and which draw inspiration from the huge advances the world has made in tackling other kinds of health and mental wellbeing. 

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Julia Hobsbawm

Event 482

Andrew O’Hagan talks to Rosie Boycott

The Dunce’s Grammar: Truth and Fiction in the Age of Trump

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The multi award-winning journalist and novelist conducts an exacting examination of identity, secrecy and the relationship between the individual, the state and technology in his new book The Secret Life: Three True Stories.

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Andrew O’Hagan talks to Rosie Boycott

Event 483

Jeff Brazier

The Grief Survival Guide: How to navigate loss and all that comes with it

Venue: Starlight Stage

Jeff Brazier has experienced bereavement in many forms: in his childhood, helping his two boys through the devastating death of their mother, Jade Goody, witnessing the anguish of his own mum when she lost both of her parents and hearing the stories of his life coaching clients who are coming to terms with loss. Chaired by Carolyn Hitt.

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Event 484

Lucie Ryzova

What I Found In a Flea Market in Cairo

Venue: Cube

This story spins from a chance find of an anonymous ‘love diary’ written by a young man in the 1940s. It recounts the everyday life of a generation of young men growing up in mid-20th century Cairo. Ryzova uses Hosni’s story as a point of entry to a particular historical experience: that of middle class modernity located outside the metropolitan centre in this historical ethnography. Ryzova is Lecturer in Middle East History.

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Lucie Ryzova

Event 636

Ros Ridley

Subject Areas – Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience

Venue: Compass

Please drop in to our new Compass venue, quiz leading academics about their subject and engage in some critical thinking. As part of Hay Festival 2016 and with help from the Welsh Government we have invited a range of university lecturers and speakers to drop in, talk about their subject areas and about university life.

Ros Ridley was Head of the Medical Research Council Comparative Cognition Research Team in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University.

15+
30 mins
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Event S21

Hairy Fairy Tails

Venue: The Storytelling Nook
Open Sky proudly present Hairy Fairy Tails. Classic stories retold through rhyme, song, music, puppetry, mime and magical transformations.

Rapunzel’s sick of people going on about her hair so takes matters into her own hands. Janet rescues Tomlin from the wild woodland fairies. Goldilocks befriends the three scared bears. The Nanny Goats Tuff take no nonsense from the Rock n' Roll Troll.

Hairy Fairy Tails offers simple life lessons for girls and boys; be yourself, be kind, be open minded and be brave.  Fabulous furry fun for all!
Age 3+
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Hairy Fairy Tails

Event DT36

Ticket to Dine

Late Lunch

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

Book a seat in the Relish Festival Restaurant and receive a complimentary drink on us. 

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh onsite by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce.

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20 per person. By booking online you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink. You will also be able to reserve a seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

Award-winning Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer.

A selection of desserts and local cheeses from Neal's Yard Creamery is also available, plus a full bar and barista coffees.

See a Sample Menu Here

If you have any dietary requirements please state these in the notes at the Checkout stage.
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Event 485

Evan Davis

Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It

Venue: Tata Tent

Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us, ‘your call is important to us’. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times?

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