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24 May – 3 Jun 2018, Hay-on-Wye
BBC Arts at Hay Festival 2018
Are we really any closer to gender equality?
100 years after women won the right to vote, we asked eight people for their thoughts.
Richard Dawkins on the evolution of altruism
The scientist says humans' propensity for kindness is down to the way our ancestors lived.
Rebecca Schiller: Why we need complex stories of motherhood
The CEO of charity Birthrights argues that there isn't a right or wrong way to give birth.
How to count to 60 on your fingers
Marcus du Sautoy explains how the ancient Babylonians used their hands to count far higher than 10.
Rose McGowan: The Hollywood model is dying
The actress and activist talks about the importance of questioning what you see on screen.
Rupert Everett on London's gay scene in the 1970s
The actor describes an "extraordinary time" just a few years after the legalization of homosexuality.
Would Chelsea Clinton ever run for public office?
The daughter of politicians Bill and Hillary Clinton says every young person should consider it.
Goldie on the moment he realised he was an artist
The DJ, producer and graffiti artist describes a traumatic incident from his childhood.
Jilly Cooper on modern men
The inimitable author joked that they're scared of women, have beards and cry all the time.
Ian McEwan on adapting On Chesil Beach for the screen
The author sings the praises of Saoirse Ronan, who stars in the new film of his novel.
Margaret Atwood on the TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale
The author sings the praises of the smash-hit television version of her dystopian novel.
Akala: I got stopped by the police when I was 12
The rapper and poet describes the challenging experiences he had growing up.
Kathy Burke on the Grenfell project 24 Stories
The actor discusses how Twitter connections led to an anthology of stories about hope.
James O'Brien on the Irish abortion referendum
The journalist reveals his personal connection with the issue that's dominated the news.
Edith Hall: Correcting Aristotle on gender and race
It would only take 10 minutes to sort mistakes the Greek philosopher made.
Five fascinating facts about the human brain
A selection of strange and extraordinary stories about our most complex organ.
Seven ways artificial intelligence can make the world better
Never mind the scare stories - here are some reasons to be optimistic about the rise of AI.
Can mental illness start in your immune system?
Professor Ed Bullmore thinks we should radically change how we treat depression.
Hay Festival 2018 in pictures
Photographer Aled Llywelyn shares his images of Hay Festival 2018 with BBC Cymru Fyw.
Can smart pills and brain hacks make us more intelligent?
Journalist David Adam shares his self-experiments to increase his brainpower and raise his IQ.
Which Booker Prize winner will be voted the best of all time?
The shortlist has been announced for the Golden Man Booker Prize. Vote for the book you think has stood the test of time.
Snails, swords and spiders: The odd origins of anatomical terms
Many of the evocative descriptions used in anatomy have their roots in both the natural and man-made world.
Will big data and social media destroy democracy?
Not everyone sees digital companies and their disruptive power as a force for good.
Seven novels you need to read
The Hay Festival has assembled a public-voted list of 100 books written by women in the past century.
100 stories that shaped the world
BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.
A storm of creativity
A unique collaboration between award-winning artists and climate scientists.
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