Debate is the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn. Ideas are alive and evolving. At the edge there is rarely consensus.

Following this year's festival theme 'Error and Renaissance', HowTheLightGetsIn gathers together the leading thinkers in every field to think through the present and find new ways of understanding the world. The conversations you'll hear will help shape the intellectual landscape of the country for years to come.

Our programme is totally unique and singularly accessible. From fiery debates to intimate solo talks, and from Academy courses to Inner Circle dinners, get ready to push the boundaries of what you know.


Get a first taste of the London 2022 speaker lineup