With Leveson on hold in the UK, what does press regulation look like in the rest of the world? Abello is Director of Gabriel García Márquez’s Latin American Journalism Foundation, Sieghart is the Chair of Forward Thinking, and Magden is a columnist for the newspaper Taraf who was tried and acquitted of ‘threatening Turkey’s unity or the integrity of the state.’
Mark will probably but not necessarily be talking about some or all of these things: giant tortoises, nuclear war, bats, glaciers, Benjamin Britten and the naming of craters on the moon.
The former BP chief examines the current and future use of the Earth’s natural resources in his fascinating survey, Seven Elements That Have Changed The World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon. Chaired by The Telegraph’s business editor Kamal Ahmed.
How could what we know about the brain influence how we learn and teach? What are the challenges and opportunities?
To celebrate the centenary of the great poet’s birth, the editor talks about the work involved in bringing together a selection of his uncollected work – often elusively published in obscure magazines, journals, newspapers and limited editions. This substantial volume spans the whole of RS Thomas’s career, from an early sonnet to his first wife and several Iago Prytherch poems to the powerful metaphysical meditations of his later years.
The Welsh Government’s First Minister discusses how the groundbreaking Sustainability Bill, due to be ratified later this year, will affect both the public and private sectors in Wales. How will the high-level policies filter down to the day-to-day activities such as procurement and infrastructure? He talks to The Telegraph’s Environment Editor, Geoffrey Lean.
In his latest curious adventures into human eccentricity the humorist investigator goes on patrol with America’s real-life superheroes, nerds a UFO convention in the Nevada Desert with Robbie Williams, and asks a robot whether it has a soul.
A conversation with the artist whose sculpture and installation touches on the fragility of human experience and is rich with visual and literary allusions. Projects which have included blowing up a shed, steamrolling musical instruments and sending meteorites back into space have captured the public imagination since she first came to prominence in the 1990s.
U-boat captain, Welsh pornstar, Dutch roadie or noted broadcaster and comedian? Like Camberwick Green, you’re never sure who’s coming out of the box. Adult content delivered childishly.
A stunning illustrated talk about how bioluminescence has revolutionised biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. It has led to major discoveries about the biggest ecosystem on the planet, and how cells switch on and off in health and disease. Quite surprisingly, it has also created several billion dollar markets – the pharmacy prof reveals all.
A preacher. A politician. A man. A place where to be who you are is a matter of life and death. Taking its title from graffiti on a wall in Kampala, this provocative play written by Patrick Jones and directed by Chris Durnall explores the life and untimely death of gay rights activist David Kato in the context of a Uganda that slowly slipped into homophobia and human rights abuses.
As a young TV producer Prebble scooped the story of how HMS Conqueror came to sink the Belgrano. He has waited thirty years to reveal what else he discovered about the sub’s secret activities.
Come and meet two star novelists reading from their new novels Expo 58 and Mr Lynch’s Holiday months before they are published. Hear about them before the reviewers do!
The poetry champion, force behind National Poetry Day and founder of the Forward Prize introduces his prescription poems clinic – connecting festival-goers with poems to heal and sustain them.
A wonderful walk up the Black Hill, taking a stretch of the Offa’s Dyke path, returning to Craswall via fields and woods.
8 miles. Can be muddy. One steep ascent. Walking boots essential.
To book, visit haywalking.org/hayfestival or call 01544 327 121.
Join the Telegraph panel of experts to debate politics, culture, national identity and the roles that women (and men) play. Our all-star team is ready to tackle your questions about the burning issues of the day.
Walter Scott praised Austen for her ordinariness. But according to the OED she was a linguistic innovator, the earliest printed source for nearly 300 words and senses, including ‘of the moment’ and ‘nice-looking’. What does this tell us about Austen – and the OED?