Hay Festival panel 2020

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6th May 2020 | News

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Join us at Hay Festival Digital on Monday 25th May at 2:30pm in a free LIVE and interactive event with BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson, artist and author Edmund de Waal, historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes and our very own Chair Lord Paul Boateng discussing what it means when libraries and books become targets during conflict and how it impacts individuals and communities:

More than books: what it means when libraries are lost to conflict
Monday 25th May, 2:30pm (BST)
Hay Festival Digital

As places where human knowledge, thought and experience are held, libraries are often vulnerable during times of conflict. Like places of education, they are frequently targeted in an attack on collective knowledge and freedom of thought, as was the case when IS destroyed the Iraqi University of Mosul’s library in 2015. Together the panel will look at the impact of these losses and what we can all do to protect books, literacy and learning where they are under threat.

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