HowTheLightGetsIn brings together the world’s leading thinkers in every field – the conversations you’ll be part of at HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022 will shape the intellectual landscape for decades to come.

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Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
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Sally Phillips

Award-Winning Comedian
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Slavoj Žižek

Firebrand Philosopher
Tommy J Curry NinSee

Tommy Curry

Trailblazing Philosopher of Race
Catherine Heymans

Catherine Heymans

Astronomer Royal for Scotland

Massimo Pigliucci

Leading Stoic Philosopher
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Political Activist and Musician
Sabine Hossenfelder

Sabine Hossenfelder

Popular Theoretical Physicist
Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake

Radical Scientist
Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn

Meta-Ethics Expert
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Güneş Taylor

Francis Crick Geneticist