Tim Minshall to speak at Hay Festival

Dr Tim Minshall, Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, has been invited to take part in this year’s Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts.

The Festival, held between 23 May–2 June, is a celebration of the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking, bringing together writers, scientists and business figures from around the world to debate and share stories surrounded by the beautiful Welsh landscapes around the town of Hay-on-Wye. Currently in its 26th year, the event features illustrious speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, writer Will Self and Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, John Sulston.


Tim will talk about the role of engineers in changing the world – from sending a man to the moon to developing the internet, from building skyscrapers to rebuilding bodies. This is part of his mission to change people’s – and, in particular, children’s – perceptions of engineers by explaining the critical role they play in our current and future lives.


Tim’s talk is part of the ‘Cambridge Series’ which is now in its fifth year at the Hay Festival and showcases the huge breadth of subjects studied at the University. It will be held on Sunday 2 June at 11.30am at the Sky Arts Studio.

More information can be found here.

Date published

7 May 2013

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