Tag Archives: Hay Festival

Making Hay

I’m back from the annual week-long trip to the Welsh Marches, taking in an eclectic mix of speakers at both the Hay¬†and the newer How the Light Gets In festivals. The first of these has grown in size to the … Continue reading

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The Next Big Things

Here’s what will probably be a final Hay Festival-related post. Last Thursday the Nobel Laureate Professor Sir John Sulston chaired a discussion titled¬†The Next Big Thing. This began with four researchers talking about what they do: Alison Rust, a volcanologist; … Continue reading

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What future the NHS (2)?

Further to my last post referring to Raymond Tallis’ staunch defence of the NHS, a second excellent health service-related talk at Hay was Andrew Edgar’s. Andrew is a philosopher at Cardiff University, and on Tuesday he gave a customarily considered … Continue reading

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What future the NHS?

Yesterday at the Hay Festival I heard Raymond Tallis deliver a strong attack on the coalition government’s ‘redisorganisation’ of the NHS in England. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has opened the NHS to the market in unprecedented fashion. … Continue reading

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