The Open University Hay Festival 2013

From the Open University's Alumni Association

by John Jackson on May 12, 2013, 08:00

From the Open University to all followers and students:

Hay Festival 23 May – 2 June 2013

Open University logoThe Open University is delighted to be working in association with the Hay Festival again this year with three events being held during the programme on Saturday 25 May. The festival, in its 26th year, is packed full of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians:

Jeremy Bowen talks to Tom Fletcher
The Arab uprisings: the people want the fall of the regime
Ben Dyson: Modernising money
Why is the current monetary system broken and how can it be fixed?

Geoff Mulgan: The locust and the bee: predators and creators in capitalism's future
The economic crisis offers an opportunity for capitalism to re-imagine itself again.

To find out details of the full programme please visit the official festival website.

With kind regards

Roz Allison, Head of Alumni Relations

Bill Clinton described Hay as 'the Woodstock of the mind'.

Hay gathers people together to think about the world as it is and to imagine how it might be. The festival shares stories and ideas with great international writers and thinkers, film-makers, historians and novelists, environmentalists, poets and scientists.  And all this takes place in the beauty of the Black Mountains.
This year. Hay explores truth and lies with a rare in-conversation event with John le Carré and investigates not just the work of this great writer, but also truth, lies and thrillers in fiction and in the press. Carl Bernstein, the legendary journalist who broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, discusses the second-term Obama administration. 
At night Hay likes to party with the greatest comedians and musicians from Miranda Hart, Dara O'Briain and Alan Davies, to KT Tunstall, Rokia Traore and Noah and the Whale, alongside Christy Moore and Seth Lakeman. 
Hay also has its own ten day children's festival Hay Fever packed with firm favourites Julia Donaldson, Quentin Blake and Michael Morpurgo with inspiration and workshops for all ages. 

For more information and to download a full programme visit the official website.