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.

Available now

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Nov 2011 22:00

Free Thinking Festival 2014: The Limits of Knowledge

BBC Arts

BBC Arts

Explore the BBC Arts website and discover the best of British art and culture.

Free Thinking Festival 2013

Sir Michael Marmot delivering the Free Thinking lecture

Download all of the talks and debates from Radio 3's festival of ideas

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss