Hay Festival 2016

The Birmingham speaker series at the Hay Festival

The twenty-ninth Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts will take place from Thursday 26 May – Sunday 5 June 2016. 

The Hay festival brings together writers from around the world to debate and share stories, celebrate 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 some of our top academics and the breadth of arts and humanities subjects studied by our students.

The College of Arts and Law has over 5,000 students from the UK and across the world. It is a vibrant, international community with excellent facilities, a supportive learning environment, internationally recognised teaching and research, and exciting initiatives in new fields of study. The College is home to world-renowned research centres, including the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage.

27 May 2016

Frank Uekotter

Chernobyl 30 Years On: Making Sense of a Nuclear Disaster

1 June 2016

Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert

Law in the Time of Cholera

1 June 2016

Ewan Fernie, Simon Palfrey and Tom De Freston

A Reading of Macbeth, Macbeth

3 June 2016

Russell Jackson

Speaking Shakespeare in the English-Speaking Cinema

4 June 2016

John Holmes, Michaela Mahlberg and Will Tattersdill

Hot Off The Press

5 June 2016

Scott Wisor

Myths and Facts in the Struggle against Global Poverty


Tickets to all #bhamathay talks are now available from the Hay Festival website. You will find links to book the session you are interested in attending on the individual events pages above.

For more information follow us on twitter, @artsatbham, using the hashtag #bhamathay