THE FUNNY SIDE OF CLIMATE CHANGE – MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE

THE FUNNY SIDE OF CLIMATE CHANGE – MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE

Climate change is funny. We’ve more than proved that this week at Hay. It’s not very funny but enough to keep people thinking and talking and laughing about it for an hour, anyway. With Steve Punt, Carrie Quinlan and Andre…

vibrant, optimistic and hopeful – Laura Bates

vibrant, optimistic and hopeful – Laura Bates

For me, being at Hay is very similar to being part of the feminist movement! It is endlessly exciting, with different ideas and opinions flying; sometimes overwhelming, as you realise just how much there is to take in and learn;…

an amazing experience – suzanne o’sullivan

an amazing experience – suzanne o’sullivan

Most people accept that when they are unwell a positive mental attitude will help them recover. What is less widely known is the frequency with which we can think ourselves ill where no physical disease of any sort exists. To…

a diverse news media is priority – richard sambrook

a diverse news media is priority – richard sambrook

How should we reinterpret journalism and free speech for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta? In the UK we seem still to be confused after the phone hacking trial and Leveson report on how to balance the independence and…

MUSIC TO MY EARS – GEORGINA GODWIN

MUSIC TO MY EARS – GEORGINA GODWIN

It is alway a joy to come to Hay and this year I am staying for the duration, chairing various events. I’ve been put up in a flat in central Hay, opposite Richard Booth’s Bookshop. My sitting room is on…