Saturday, 9 April 2022

Hay Festival 2022

I’m delighted to be chairing two events at this year’s Hay Festival.

On Monday 30th May I will be in conversation with Candice Brathwaite, Joeli Brearley and Anna Kent to explore how we can have better births. Kent has written an extraordinarily moving memoir, Frontline Midwife, about her experiences in South Sudan, Bangladesh and the NHS. Brathwaite addresses the higher maternal mortality rates for black women in Britain. Brearley highlights the traumatic and isolated experiences of women on maternity wards throughout the Covid pandemic.

On Saturday 4th June, I’ll be interviewing George Monbiot and Feargal Sharkey about the shameful state of our polluted rivers and what needs to be done to clean them up.