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Event 28

Rob Sykes, Jacquelin Magnay, Derek Casey and Christina Boxer

The Ethics of Major Sporting Events

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
As the nation builds to 2012, the panel asks:
Why do cities bid? Are the legacies fact or fallicy? Gold medals or Fools Gold? Chaired by Jim White
Christina Boxer is a middle distance athlete and former British & Commonwealth record holder, now retired. She competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for Great Britain, starting in 1980, and has been a reporter for BBC Sport's athletics coverage, at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. She currently holds the position of Sports Development Manager at Birmingham University and she is also a Hereford and Worcester ambassador for London 2012 Olympics.
Jacquelin Magnay is Olympics Editor with The Telegraph, overseeing and coordinating all Olympic coverage for the Telegraph Media Group.
Rob Sykes is the Director of the Centre for Ethical Leadership at The University of Worcester.

Derek Casey recently led the successful Glasgow bid to stage the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and is currently Chair of the World Leisure Organisation. He also served on the organising committee of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and was the Chief Executive of the Sports Council in the UK and of Sport Ireland from 1994–2001.
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Event 29

Simon Mitton

Cambridge Series 3: From Alexandria to Cambridge

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The historian of astronomy examines Five Books That Changed Our View of the Universe: Ptolemy's Almagest, Copernicus' De Revolutionibus, Galileo's Siderius Nuncius and Dialogo, and Newton's Principia. A facsimile of the Copernicus manuscript will be displayed.

More about Simon Mitton here 

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Event 30

Trevor Fishlock and Dafydd Elis Thomas

Senedd @ 10

Venue: Summer House
The journalist examines the architectural and environmental credentials of Richard Rogers’ iconic Welsh Assembly building, a symbol of both nationhood and new democracy, with the National Assembly's presiding office.

Read more about the Senedd building here  http://www.graffeg.com/products/senedd-english-paperback
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Event 31

Victor Gregg & Rick Stroud

Rifleman: A Front Line Life

Venue: Starlight Stage
The amazing life of the paratrooper veteran of Alamein and Arnhem, a Dresden PoW, who served in the security services during the Cold War and was witness to the falling of the Iron Curtain in 1989.
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Event 32

Afro Celt Sound System

In concert

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
The legendary band return to Hay with their compelling fusion of Irish, African, Indian and global dance-music sounds. 'Moorish calls to prayer infused with the soft air of western Ireland, floating African whispers which build into whirling dervish Celtic jigs...Hearing is believing.' Mojo (UK).

The Afro Celt Sound System are: Simon Emmerson, James McNally, Iarla O'Lionaird, Martin Russell, Johnny Kalsi, N'faly Kouyate, Emer Mayock, Moussou Sissokho and Ian Markin.
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Afro Celt Sound System

Event 613

Antony Woodward

The Garden in the Clouds

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
The hilarious and inspiring story of one man’s unlikely quest to create out of a mountainous Welsh landscape a garden fit for inclusion in the prestigious Yellow Book. A comic masterpiece.
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Event 34

Julia Hobsbawm, Peter York, Chris Parry, Bronwen Maddox and Alice Sherwood

EI Breakfast

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The Editorial Intelligence director and her guests analyse the media stories and comment of the day.

Duration 45 minutes.
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Event 35

Huw Bowen, Ray Karl, Ray Howell

New History of Wales 1: Celts or Britons?

Venue: Starlight Stage
In the first of five sessions debunking myths and prejudices and rewriting the history of Wales, three historians consider the deep ancestry of the nation.

Duration 45 minutes.
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Event 36

The Book Show at Hay – Filming

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Sky Arts returns with its acclaimed series of The Book Show. Join Mariella Frostrup for an exclusive recording, interviewing the biggest and best names at the festival.

Watch The Book Show at Hay on Sky Arts 1 HD at 7pm on Saturday 28 May
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Event 37

Marcus du Sautoy

The Secret Mathematicians

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
The author of The Number Mysteries examines how the mathematicians' palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has inspired composers, painters, choreographers and writers.
The Number Mysteries - Marcus du Sautoy
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