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Hay 30

Linde Wester

The Solace of Quantum

Event 19 Venue: Starlight Stage

What is the multiverse theory? What is Entanglement? Superposition? What is quantum computing, and how does it help? You don’t have to be a quantum physicist to understand these things if you have one who can explain them to you.  And we have Linde Wester.

The Dutch quantum mechanic Linde Wester is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by the CASE Foundation
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Rahaf Harfoush

The Hidden Forces Behind our Technologies

Event 95 Venue: Starlight Stage

Rahaf Harfoush

Digital disruption and innovation are like any tools: capable of being used and abused. How are these technologies already influencing our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours and how do we ensure that these tools bring real and lasting benefits to society? Rahaf Harfoush is a digital anthropologist and best-selling author of The Decoded Company, and Yes We Did: An Insider’s Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand. Rahaf is the founder of Red Thread, a think-tank specialising in digital culture. She is currently working on her third book called Hustle and Float about  the intersections of technology, contemporary work culture and a post-work society. Formerly, Rahaf was the Associate Director of the Technology Pioneer Programme at the World Economic Forum, and the Research Coordinator on Don Tapscott’s Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. She was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Shaper, and by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society as a Rising Talent for her thought-leadership in the fields of digital culture and technology.

Rahaf Harfoush is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation
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Bryony Gordon and Friends

Mental Health Mates’ Breakfast

Event 411 Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

Bryony Gordon and Friends

Come and join the journalist and author of Mad Girl for a conversation about the friendship and solidarity group she’s set up. Hear how people concerned with mental health issues can support each other.

Bryony Gordon is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation

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Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Event 431 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Reni Eddo-Lodge

A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism and the inextricable link between class and race, the journalist offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

Reni Eddo-Lodge is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation
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Preti Taneja

We that are young: Imagining King Lear in India

Event 438 Venue: Starlight Stage

Preti Taneja

Taneja's debut novel We That Are Young sets Shakespeare’s King Lear in contemporary India, where the clash of youth and age, the rise of the religious right wing, the repression of free speech and civil conflict in Kashmir are ongoing. She discusses the hidden history, politics and urgent contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s plays in India. Chaired by Anil Dharker, Founder & Director of Tata Literature Live! the Mumbai LitFest

Preti Taneja is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation
Price: £7.30