Debates are the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2024. Bringing together physicists with Nobel laureats, philosophers with leading campaigners, we seek to uncover new ways of seeing and challenge the status quos of knowledge.

Explore a first taste of our panels and debates below...

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Morality and the Universe

Slavoj Zizek & Peter Singer
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The Human Animal

Daniel Dennett, Simon Baron-Cohen & Subrena Smith
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Turtles All The Way Down

Donald Hoffman & Hilary Lawson
Something for nothing

Something For Nothing

Paul Bloom & Dan Ariely
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Navigating the world order

Armen Sarkissien & Cristina Lamb
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The Real Me

Steve Taylor & Frank Tallis
the new overlords

The New Overlords

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Mystery In The Making

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AI and The Creativity Crisis

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Tales of Reality

Journey to other dimensions

Journey to Other Dimensions

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The Democracy Show

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Nightmare in Suburbia

Lynne Segal
better left unsaid

Better Left Unsaid

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Lost in stories

The indian century

The Indian Century

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The Tyranny of the Pen

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Having It All