A bird's eye view of the Kremlin, Moscow

A Russian Odyssey

05 June 2011

In 1998, Rachel Polonsky began a 10-year exploration of Russia which culminated in the publication of her book, "Molotov's Magic Lantern". She told the Hay...

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The Old Bailey

Angels and Demons

02 June 2011

No country's legal system is made with children in mind, but that has not stopped large numbers of children from becoming involved with it. Last...

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Space, time and a supper

31 May 2011

With the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, providing one of the star turns on the first day of this year's Hay Festival, God was appropriately...

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Johan Cruyff at the 1974 World Cup Final.

The beautiful, neglected game

26 May 2011

Millions of people will tune into the Champions’ League Final this weekend; billions watch the football World Cup. But despite its popularity, professional historians have...

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India’s new brand of colonialism

25 May 2011

The plight of Binayak Sen, the Indian public health expert recently bailed from prison on controversial sedition charges, is symptomatic of the problems facing India’s...

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