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Scientific journal Nature to expand presence at Hay Festival -

Leading international journal of science, Nature - part of publisher Springer Nature - will this year expand its partnership with Hay Festival. Events at Hay Festival 2022, running May 26 - June 5 in Hay-on-Wye, will support a wider range of exceptional communicators of science to attend and present their work.

For the fourth year running, Nature will support the John Maddox Science lecture, one of the festival's headline lectures and a staple of the Hay Festival calendar. Named in honor of John Maddox, Nature’s editor-in-chief for a total of 22 years, this year’s lecture will be presented by Professor Devi Sridhar, drawing from her book Preventable: The Politics of Pandemics and How to Stop the Next One. Sridhar has risen to prominence for her vital roles in communicating science to the public and speaking truth to power. Dr. Ritu Dhand, Chief Scientific Officer at Springer Nature, will introduce the lecture, which takes place on May 29 at 1 pm.

This year, the association between Nature and the festival will take in a wider variety of topic areas under the theme ‘Imagine…Nature’. Forming part of the Hay Festival’s larger program of Imagine events, Nature will support three sustainability-themed talks and panels on climate crisis and denial, nature as a human right, and the relationship between birds and people through history.

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