The Foreign Secretary William Hague

Listen in pop-out player

The Foreign Secretary William Hague is interviewed by Anne McElvoy at the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2011. The central theme for this year's festival is Change, and William Hague discusses the dramatic changes taking throughout the globe and Britain's role in this transforming world order.

At the age of 50 the Rt Hon William Hague MP must be our youngest elder statesman. The MP for Richmond (Yorkshire) has been Welsh Secretary, Leader of the Conservative Party for five years, and since May 2010 the British Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State. Night Waves presenter Anne McElvoy hosts an indepth interview recorded at The Sage Gateshead in front of an audience at the 2011 Free Thinking festival of ideas.

The BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival takes place at The Sage Gateshead 4 - 6 November and is broadcast on Radio 3 from Friday 4 November for three weeks.

Release date:

Available now

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Nov 2011 22:00

Four artworks that explore what it meant to be Black and British in the 1980s

1920crop Covers Graceful

Four images that reflect the culture of the time

We're back at Sage Gateshead for the Free Thinking Festival on 17-19 March 2017

Free Thinking Festival 2015

Listen back to programmes on 'Tearing up the Rule Book' from our last festival

The Arts and Ideas Podcast

Arts and Ideas

You can download all the past episodes of Radio 3's Free Thinking