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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 16th Jun 2014
Ben Macintyre is a historian and documentary presenter. His hugely successful books include Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Double Cross. His books have been made into BBC documentaries. Operation Mincemeat was a secret mission formulated and carried out by the British Army during the Second World War which used a dead body to hoodwink the Nazis. Double Cross tells the gripping true story of five of the double-agents who helped to make D-day such a success, whilst Agent Zigzag recounts the life of Eddie Chapman, one of Britain's most unlikely heroes.
The Horse Boy – Rupert Isaacson’s story of a father’s quest to find healing for his autistic son through a crazy horseback journey across Mongolia from shaman to shaman – shot to the bestseller lists around the world. The accompanying feature documentary also titled 'The Horse Boy' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and then appeared in cinemas and on TV across the world. Rupert's new book The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel. Rupert is founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, both a US and UK charity which works with autism families using horses, nature and the environment to gain communication and build community.