Simon Schama: “Foreign Bodies” – Hay Festival 2022

Sat 4 Jun 2022, 10:00 - 11:00

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Simon Schama
Baillie Gifford Stage, Hay Festival

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We are delighted to support Hay Festival 2022 with three inspiring events featuring Fellows of the British Academy.

Simon Schama FBA, University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University, presents his forthcoming book Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines and the Health of Nations, about Waldemar Haffkine, a Russian Jew who created vaccines against cholera and the bubonic plague before becoming the subject of ‘the Little Dreyfus affair’ when accused of contaminating a vial of plague vaccine causing deaths in a Punjabi village in 1902. Simon Schama has written and presented more than 50 TV documentaries for the BBC, PBS and the History Channel.

Booking required: £10

Hay Festival is the world’s leading festival of ideas, bringing readers and writers together in sustainable events to inspire, examine and entertain in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Returning for its first in-person spring in two years, the Hay Festival 2022 programme will launch the best new fiction and non-fiction, while offering insights and debate around some of the biggest issues of our times in a programme of conversations featuring more than 600 award-winning writers, policy makers, pioneers and innovators.

Image: Simon Schama

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