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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 21st May 2012

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre

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.

Ed Vulliamy

Ed Vulliamy

Ed Vulliamy is a journalist for the Guardian and Observer and the author of Amexica: War along the Borderline, a book about the drugs war and the gangs and guns that is destroying thousands of lives in the region. His new book The War Is Dead, Long Live the War- is his account of the Bosnian war and its afterlife, as told through the stories of the people who survived it. Ed Vulliamy and ITN's Penny Marshall were the first reporters to gain access to the infamous Omarska and Trnopolje camps, on 5 August 1992

Charles Hazlewood

Charles Hazlewood

Charles Hazlewood is a world famous conductor. Following his studies at Christ’s Hospital and Oxford University, he won first prize at the European Broadcasting Union Conducting Competition in Lisbon in 1995. June 2003 saw his Carnegie Hall debut conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

He made his BBC Proms conducting debut in August 2006, with the BBC Concert Orchestra; simultaneously presenting the concert live from the stage for TV. He now guest-conducts many of the world's leading orchestras. For several years he also hosted Radio 2's The Charles Hazlewood Show, exploring his vast and catholic music tastes, in sessions recorded on his farm in Somerset. He played the first ever symphony concert on the famous Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. In August 2009, Charles unveiled his latest venture, a new breed of orchestral festival on his farm in Somerset called Orchestra in a Field (orchestrainafield.com). He also founded the first British Paraorchestra for disabled musicians.

Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild is a writer and film director. Her documentary features have appeared on the BBC, HBO and at film festivals including Telluride, the London Film Festival and Sheffield. Working Title and Ridley Scott optioned her original screenplays. Her features and interviews appear in newspapers and magazines including W, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph, The Times, The New York Times, The Spectator, British and American Vogue. Her biography, The Baroness, tells the story of her great aunt Nica and Thelonious Monk and has recently been published by Virago Books. Her most recent book is a novel called The Improbability of Love published by Bloomsbury - it is a tenderly savage satire of London life and the art world.