Using beautiful and unfamiliar maps drawn by his colleague Ben Hennig, and shown in colour for the first time, Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at Oxford University, shows us how we are changing as a species. While so much of our media focuses on what’s wrong with the world, there is much that is slowly getting better, much to be optimistic about, as long as we continue to connect with each other.

Danny and Co-author/geographer Carl Lee will be showing Ben Hennig’s maps again and talk about what they might tell us on Sunday May 29th at the Hay Festival in the following two events at 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

At the festival Danny is also talking about PEOPLE AND PLACES: A 21ST-CENTURY ATLAS OF THE UK on May, 30th.