WELCOME TO HAY

The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.

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Event 11

Jane Williams, Robert Hughes, Thomas Reynolds

King James Authorised Version 1

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
In this first Good Read event celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, the distinguished panel discuss Exodus, Ruth and Lamentations.

See profiles of Jane Williams, Robert Hughes
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Event 12

Taking Forward Sustainable Development in Wales

Venue: Friends Café
Last year at Hay Festival, 22 organisations (including the Festival) signed the Assembly Government’s Sustainable Development Charter. Now numbering over 50 organisations, subscribers to the Charter will come together to share cutting edge approaches to sustainable development that can transform organisations and the communities that they are part of.

Entry to this event is free but you must obtain a ticket
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Event 13

Christopher Cocksworth, Robert Hughes, Richard Harries, Angel F. Montoya, David Bentley Hart and Thomas Reynolds chaired by Jane Williams

The Michael Ramsey Prize

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
The theologian discusses the books shortlisted for this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize with the shortlisted authors. The books by those present are: Holding Together, Beloved Dust, The Re-enchantment of Morality, The Theology of FoodAtheist Delusions and Vulnerable Communion.

Full details at www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk
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Event 616

The Michael Ramsey Prize Lunch

Venue: Graze Restaurant, Festival Site
Celebrate the award of The Michael Ramsey Prize for contemporary theological writing with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and fellow judges Simon Russell Beale, Jane Williams, Professor Janet Soskice, Bishop John Inge, Professor Richard Bauckham and Reverend Lucy Winkett

Full details of the shortlist can be found at www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk.

Lunch Menu
Pan-roasted free range breast of chicken on warm niçoise salad with fresh pesto
Vegetarian – Carrot and cardamom pudding

Vanilla bean Panna Cotta, berry compote, shortbread

Coffee

Lunch is served at 12.45pm
Wine can be ordered on the day. 

Please let the box office know if you would like the vegetarian option.
Graze Restaurant is situated next to the food hall on the festival site.
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Event 14

Luke Gamble

My Wild and Wonderful Friends

Venue: Oxfam Stage
The vet tells the tales of his New Forest and Dorset practices.

More about Luke Gamble
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Event 15

Simon Baker & Taryn Simon

Tate Lecture 1: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The Tate’s new Photography Curator discusses and shows work from the new exhibition with the featured artist Taryn Simon.

For further details of the exhibition at Tate Modern see www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/tarynsimon/
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Event 16

Richard Harries, Christopher Cocksworth, John Inge

King James Authorised Version 2

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
The trinity of bishops (Oxford, Coventry and Worcester) discuss Philemon, 1 Corinthians and Jonah.
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Event 17

Rowan Williams and Simon Russell Beale

Talking Shakespeare

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
As part of the day's programme of conversations celebrating this year's Michael Ramsey Prize the Archbishop of Canterbury discusses the work of the world's greatest writer with one of Britain's finest actors.
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Rowan Williams and Simon Russell Beale

Event 18

Gareth Malone

Music for the People

Venue: Oxfam Stage
The charismatic maestro of The Choir takes us on A Journey through the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music.

Read the Independent's feature on Gareth Malone
Music for the People - Gareth Malone
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Event 19

Peter Guest

Cardiff Series 1: The Lost City of the Legion

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Find out about what has been uncovered at Caerleon from one the archaeologists investigating Isca’s ancient remains, how the discoveries were made, and why so many people have been inspired to explore one of Roman Britain’s most iconic sites for themselves.

Read more about Peter Guest and Caerleon at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11288684

For further information and video content, visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/hayfestival
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Event 20

Justin Hill

Shield Wall

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
Gripping fiction that reclaims the Saxon history of Ethelred, Edmund and Harold from the Norman conquerors by a multi-award-winning novelist.

More about the author www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/
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Event 21

Colin Humphreys

Cambridge Series 1: The Mystery of The Last Supper

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Reconciling conflicting Gospel accounts and scientific evidence, the distinguished Cambridge physicist reveals the exact date of the Last Supper in a definitive new timeline of Holy Week.

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FREng is Professor of Materials Science and Director of Research in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He founded and directs the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride. This Centre is developing energy-efficient lighting which is so efficient it will enable the UK to close (or not build) eight power stations. He is also researching a new way to purify water in the developing (and developed) world, which will save millions of lives, and to kill hospital superbugs. 

He founded and directs the Cambridge/Rolls-Royce Centre for Aerospace Materials, which is developing next generation materials for Rolls-Royce jet engines to make them more energy efficient. He is involved in the public understanding of science, and has given public lectures on science throughout the world. He frequently appears on TV, radio and in the national and international press. He has received many national and international medals for his research. He has been the President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. On 24 June, 2010 he became the Master of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Company in London. 

In addition, he is interested in dating and reconstructing ancient historical events, particularly events recorded in the Bible. His latest book is The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus.
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Event 22

Rachel Campbell-Johnston

Mysterious Wisdom

Venue: Starlight Stage
The art critic introduces her biography of the Romantic artist and visionary Samuel Palmer.
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Event 23

Jeremy Davies, Steve Colling and Jane Davidson

Changing Consumer: Changing Language

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
Does the emerging language around the low carbon future and how we use energy capture our hearts and minds, convey meaning and drive change? Or leave us cold, cynical and disorientated? New research by E.ON and Onearth explores what turns on and turns off consumers when thinking about energy. Chaired by BBC environment correspondent David Shukman.
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Event 24

Gwernyfed Cluster Schools Showcase

Venue: Oxfam Stage
Join pupils from a range of local schools as they sing their hearts out.

Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
Donations towards the Gwernyfed Cluster School Music Fund.
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Event 25

David Shukman in conversation with Andy Fryers

Reporting Live From The End of the World

Venue: Starlight Stage
The BBC’s Environment correspondent reports from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and the epicentre of the Pacific earthquake.

More about David Shukman here
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Event 26

John Barrow

Cambridge Series 2: The Book of Universes

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The mathematician encounters universes where the laws of physics can change from time to time and from one region to another, universes that have extra hidden dimensions of space and time, universes that live inside black holes, colliding universes, inflationary universes, and universes that come into being from something else – or from nothing at all.

Profile of John Barrow here 
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Event 27

Anthony Sattin

Lifting The Veil

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
The travel writer explores Two Centuries of Travellers, Traders and Tourists in Egypt. Chaired by Corisande Albert.
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Event T29

The Changing Music Industry

Venue: Scribblers Hut
A unique chance to find out how the industry really works from producers and bands. They'll tackle expectations, deals and options on going to major labels, indie or DIY. Includes a performance by Small Engine Repair and a Q&A session. Perfect for bands and individuals with dreams of a future in the music industry.
 
Speakers:
 
Dr. Paul Carr looks at the ways in which the Welsh music industry can make the most of the opportunities presented by the emergence of live music.
 
Rob Parrett is a successful production music composer, apart from his film, television and solo work, has also composed for EMI, BMG, Universal, Sony, Sonoton, Hit Music and numerous other companies.
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Event 622

Simon Emmerson talks to Nigel Williamson

Songlines Series 1

Venue: The Moot
The Afro Celt Sound System co-founder talks about their music.
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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