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Most of these events coincide with the publication of The Water Book. Buy tickets on the festival or institution websites, via the links below.

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The Water Book at the Hay Festival

  • Hay Festival Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye HR3 5PJ United Kingdom (map)

Event 139 • Monday 25 May 2015, 1pm • Venue: Telegraph Stage
Tickets: £8
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Water may seem ordinary – it pours from our taps and falls from the sky – but you would be surprised at what a profoundly strange substance it is. It expands when it cools; hot water water freezes faster than cold water; it defies the usual rules of chemistry.

Without its rebel behaviour, though, none of us would exist. The Water Book will change the way you look at our most ordinary substance. Water has shaped life on Earth, we look for it on other planets as a potential sign of life and this simple molecule connects you and everyone else to the birth (and death) of the universe.