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Hay Festival Digital | #Imaginetheworld

The Hay Festival are delighted to announce that this year's festival, #Imaginetheworld, will be completely free to view online and runs until 31 May 2020.

They have worked hard to ensure the virtual Festival doors are wide open and we will be supplying live subtitles for 14 of their talks.


David Jarrett   Jim Al-Khalili
David Jarrett
33 Meditations on Death: Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine | Thu 28 May 2020, 11:30am

What is a good death? How would you choose to live your last few months? How do we best care for the rising tide of very elderly?

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  Jim Al-Khalili
The British Pugwash Lecture: The World According To Physics | Thu 28 May 2020, 4:00pm

Where does fundamental physics research stand today? Are we closing in on a theory of everything or is the true nature of reality still a mystery?

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Claudia Hammond talks to Guto Hari   Roman Krznaric
Claudia Hammond talks to Guto Hari
The Art of Rest | Thu 28 May 2020, 5:30pm

The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on - 'The Rest Test' - the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken.

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  Roman Krznaric
The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long-Term in a Short-Term World | Sat 30 May 2020, 4:00pm

Leading popular philosopher and best-selling author Roman Krznaric shows just how crucial long-term thinking is.

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Hallie Rubenhold and Lisa Taddeo   Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Hallie Rubenhold and Lisa Taddeo
Eight Women | Sun 31 May 2020, 2:30pm

A conversation between the authors of two of the most successful non-fiction books of current times.

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Black Mountains College Lecture 2020 | Sun 31 May 2020, 4:00pm
What is an education for the future? We know that the way we live our lives is broken and BMC has designed an undergraduate degree dedicated to changing it. 



The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council