The Birmingham speaker series at the Hay Festival

Lectures Talks and Workshops
Thursday 22nd May (00:00) - Sunday 1st June 2014 (00:00)
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The twenty-seventh Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts will take place from 22 May to 1 June 2014.

The Hay Festival brings together writers from around the world to debate and share stories, celebrating great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking.

The University of Birmingham’s College of Arts and Law will be hosting a series of talks showcasing our top academics and the breadth of arts and humanities subjects studied by our students.

Our full programme of talks includes:

Jonathan Boff - Sleepwalking to war? Britain in 1914 and 1939

Heather Widdows - Perfect me!

Abigail Rokison - Romeo and Juliet for the young viewer - interpretation and adaptation

Philippa Semper - ‘Who wants to live forever?’ Mortals, immortals and the undead

David Gange - Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British culture and religion

Richard House - Digital publishing: pixels vs. paper. The Kills

More information can be found on the University's Hay Festival page