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"We don't need foreign workers on British farms"

 Michael Gove plans to reopen small abattoirs, pay farmers more for high quality food, and sees no reason to worry about lack of seasonal workers after Brexit. 

Lost in Translation?

Lost in Translation?

For Helena Sanson, Bill Byrne and Marcus Tomalin, language is ever-evolving and nuanced. How then do translation producing machines keep up with the human tongue? The experts in question explored the conundrum in a talk in association with the University of Cambridge. 


Things are so bad, they have to get better - Danny Dorling

Things are so bad, they have to get better - Danny Dorling
Britain’s inequality crisis has become so extreme, that it simply has to get better. We may even be coming to a time when our political parties compete over who will pay for things, rather than who will cut things. 

The gentle activist

The gentle activist
For Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective, a creative and thoughtful approach to campaigning has begun “opening up a whole new world of possibilities for affecting change”. 

Why Bother Studying Modern Languages? Everyone Speaks English

Why Bother Studying  Modern Languages? Everyone Speaks English


In a British society gearing up to leave the European Union, languages are more important than ever according to a panel of expert linguists at The Hay Festival. However, with fewer students choosing to study languages, how do we ensure that the future generation don’t fall behind?


The Next big things - how computers help analyse the brain and the planet

The Next big things - how computers help analyse the brain and the planet
The Next Big Things described by young academics at the Hay Festival existed on the smallest and the biggest levels – the neurones of the human brain, and the whole planet – but had the same foundation: using powerful computers to analyse data in a way that has previously been beyond us. 

Suffragettes remembered

Suffragettes remembered
Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of the Suffragette leader, spoke at Hay today in one of a series of events marking the centenary of the time (some) women got the vote. 

Thousands of teenagers descend on Hay

Thousands of teenagers descend on Hay
Secondary Schools Day at Hay

Letters to the Future

Letters to the Future
Poet and playwright Owen Sheers and 'Everyday Sexism Project' founder Laura Bates have collaborated in a new Hay Festival Press book, released today, when both address the next generation on equality and gender.

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