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May 22nd 2015

The House of Journalists

Author Name: Tim Finch

Event Name: The Magic of Diasporas - Tim Finch at Hay Festival

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May 22nd 13:00
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Hay Festival
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The Drill Hall 25 Lion Street Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD
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Diaspora: a scattered population with a common origin. Diaspora engagement is changing the fortunes of nations and exerting huge influence over many aspects of public life and economic development. Moreover it is claimed that 20 non-resident Welsh people could bring wealth and prosperity to Wales. So what is, as The Economist puts it, the ‘Magic of Diasporas’? Finch – former Head of Migration at IPPR, Meyer – entrepreneur, investor and business advisor, and Warren East – former CEO of ARM Holdings, talk to Guto Harri.
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May 22nd 2015

The Lives of Others

Author Name: Neel Mukherjee

Event Name: Neel Mukherjee at Brighton

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May 22nd 20:00
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Brighton Dome Corn Exchage
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Church Street Brighton BN1 1UE
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Neel Mukherjee at Brighton
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May 23rd 2015

The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers who Sought to see the Future

Author Name: Peter Moore

Event Name: Peter Moore talk to Daniel Hahn at Hay Festival

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May 23rd 10:00
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Venue:
Hay Festival
Address:
The Drill Hall 25 Lion Street Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD
Description:
In an age when a storm at sea was evidence of God’s great wrath, C19th meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to explain the secrets of the atmosphere and learned to predict the future. Among them were Luke Howard, the first to classify the clouds, Francis Beaufort who quantified the winds, James Glaisher who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon, Samuel Morse whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings, and Admiral Robert FitzRoy himself, master sailor, scientific pioneer and founder of the Met Office.
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May 23rd 2015

Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance

Author Name: Daisy Hay

Event Name: Daisy Hay on Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance at Hay Festival

Date/Time:
May 23rd 10:00
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Venue:
Hay Festival
Address:
The Drill Hall 25 Lion Street Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD
Description:
The award-winning biographer describes the passionate relationship between Benjamin and Mary Anne Disraeli and shows how they rose to the top of the British establishment in an age of conformity – in spite of their lack of it. Mary Anne was twelve years older than Benjamin, eccentric, liable to misbehave, and overdressed for grand society. He was a mid-ranking novelist of Jewish descent, and often mired in debt. They were fiercely devoted to one another. Hay has used the passionate letters they wrote to each other, held by the Bodleian Library, to piece together their story. Chaired by Sarah Crompton.
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May 23rd 2015

The A to Z of You and Me

Author Name: James Hannah

Event Name: Greenwich Book Festival

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May 23rd 16:30
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Venue:
Greenwich Book Festival
Address:
University of Greenwich Old Royal Naval College Park Row London SE10 9LS
Description:
There’s an old publishing adage ‘if you cry, you buy’. What is it about powerful emotions that make for a great read? Why are we drawn to tragedy? And how do the most skillful authors find hope and redemption in even the bleakest places? Authors of three of this year’s most heartbreaking yet uplifting debuts, The Book of Lost and Found, The A-Z of You and Me, and Jakob’s Colours, Lucy Foley, James Hannah and Lindsay Hawdon discuss the impact of emotion in their writing, and our reading.
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