HowTheLightGetsIn brings together the world’s leading thinkers in every field – from firebrand philosophers like Slavoj Žižek to Nobel Prize-winning physicists like Roger Penrose, game-changing economists like Mariana Mazzucato to critically acclaimed writers like Martin Amis.
The conversations you’ll be part of at HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022 will shape the intellectual landscape for decades to come. Stay tuned for the line up announcement coming very soon!
Hat sessions breathe life into philosophy.
Experience philosophy through the body in the Philosophy and the Senses series. Uncover the meaning in perfumes, delicate sweets and intoxicating drinks.
Arc Of Life events chart the fascinating lifelong trajectory of the individuals defining modern thought.
In Coversation events see two brilliant minds share the stage for an hour of riveting discussion.
How To workshops are your chance to learn new methods for changing the way you see the world, led by thinkers who are blazing a trail.
The IAI Academy offers two-part courses by leading thinkers from around the world. Designed to be accessible and opinionated, the courses are your chance to hear scholars from the best universities put forward their views on the problems at the cutting edge of their field.
At the IAI Academy, we break with the convention of lectures devoid of opinion. In an era where information is everywhere, the goal is not to promote one approach as settled 'objective' knowledge but to encourage lecturers to provide their own take on a field, and to offer new ways of thinking.
Additional IAI Academy Courses can be found online here.
Delve deeper into the cutting edge views of thinkers like Diane Abbott, Donald Hoffman, and Saul Kripke in intimate solo talks.
Hear radical scientists, insightful authors and big-thinking philosophers explore their particular areas of expertise. From the future of the internet to the nature of our existence these talks are an incredible window into thought-leading minds.
Inner Circles are you chance to sit down to a meal alongside world-leading thinkers like Daniel Dennett, Vince Cable and Laura Mersini-Houghton.
Converse with Nobel laureates, challenge the shadow cabinet, and explore the universe with particle physicists in open-ended encounters totally removed from the ivory tower.
Kick start your day with a Philosophy Breakfast, take a midday break with a HowTheLightGetsIn Lunch, or rejuvenate your afternoon with a Champagne, Cakes and Philosophy session.
Be part of the company, not merely an observer. You might not get the chance anywhere else!
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