Previous Speakers

HowTheLightGetsIn has hosted a spectacular range of thinkers and creatives, from firebrand philosopher Slavoj Žižek to Nobel Prize winning physicist Roger Penrose and pioneering race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw. Get ready to push the boundaries of what you know at HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023. Check out the lineup here.

Explore previous HowTheLightGetsIn speakers and watch their debates below.

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Yuval Noah Hariri Hay 23 speaker page
Yuval Noah Hariri Hay 23 speaker page

Yuval Noah Harari

kimberle crenshaw hay 23 previous v2
kimberle crenshaw hay 23 previous v2

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Deborah Levy hay 23 previous
Deborah Levy hay 23 previous

Deborah Levy

Zizek Hay 23 speaker page 2
Zizek Hay 23 speaker page 2

Slavoj Žižek

roger penrose hay 23 previous
roger penrose hay 23 previous

Roger Penrose

sabine hos cro
sabine hos cro

Sabine Hossenfelder

Esther Duflo Hay 23 speaker page
Esther Duflo Hay 23 speaker page

Esther Duflo

noam chomsky hay 23 previous
noam chomsky hay 23 previous

Noam Chomsky

richard dawkins hay 23 previous
richard dawkins hay 23 previous

Richard Dawkins

Shami Chakrabarti hay 23 previous
Shami Chakrabarti hay 23 previous

Shami Chakrabarti

sally phillips hay 23 previous
sally phillips hay 23 previous

Sally Phillips

Brian Eno hay 23 speakers v2
Brian Eno hay 23 speakers v2

Brian Eno

steven pinker hay 23 previous
steven pinker hay 23 previous

Steven Pinker

dianne abbott hay 23 previous
dianne abbott hay 23 previous

Diane Abbott

grace blakeley hay 23 previousv2
grace blakeley hay 23 previousv2

Grace Blakeley

Tariq ali hay 23 previous
Tariq ali hay 23 previous

Tariq Ali

kehinde andrew hay 23 previous
kehinde andrew hay 23 previous

Kehinde Andrews

jess phillips hay 23 previous
jess phillips hay 23 previous

Jess Phillips

Emma Sulkowicz hay 23 previous
Emma Sulkowicz hay 23 previous

Emma Sulkowicz

michio kaku hay 23 previous
michio kaku hay 23 previous

Michio Kaku

Tommy Curry hay 23 speakers page
Tommy Curry hay 23 speakers page

Tommy Curry

andrea elliott hay 23 previous
andrea elliott hay 23 previous

Andrea Elliott

Anna Soubry hay 23 previous
Anna Soubry hay 23 previous

Anna Soubry

peter tatchell hay 23 previous
peter tatchell hay 23 previous

Peter Tatchell