Speakers

Explore the range of world-leading thinkers that will be talking at HowTheLightGetsIn London 2022. From Nobel Laureates to Pultizer Prize winners, HowTheLightGetsIn is home to thinkers changing the world. Check out the debate lineup here.

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Peter Singer

The godfather of altruism
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Esther Freud

Critically Acclaimed Author
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Donald Hoffman

Groundbreaking reality theorist
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Thangam Debbonaire

Outspoken star of the Shadow Cabinet
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David Hare

Bafta-winning Playwright
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Guy Standing

Revolutionary Economist
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Grace Blakeley

Fearless Economist
David Aaronovitch
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David Aaronovitch

Iconic Times Journalist
Iain McGilchrist
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Iain McGilchrist

Bestselling radical brain researcher
Laurie Penny
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Laurie Penny

Revolutionary Feminist
Hannah Critchlow
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Hannah Critchlow

Leading Neuroscientist and Broadcaster
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Julian Spalding

Outspoken art critic
Sophie Ward
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Sophie Ward

Actress and Booker nominated author
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Tommy Curry

Outspoken Black Studies Professor
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Aaron Bastani

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Paul Mason

Legendary Anti-Fascist
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Peter Hitchens

Unimitable Thinker and Columnist
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Zoe Strimpel

Historian of love
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Sophie Fiennes

Radical Director
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Henry Marsh

World-leading neurosurgeon
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Philip Collins

Former Blair speech writer
Polly Vernon
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Polly Vernon

Feisty Grazia columnist
Eric Lerner
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Eric Lerner

Outspoken Cosmologist
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Amelia Gentleman

Award-winning journalist
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Frank Furedi

Outspoken Sociologist
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Suchitra Sebastian

Rising Star of Quantum
Denis Noble

Denis Noble

Revolutionary Biologist
Hilary Lawson
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Hilary Lawson

Post-Realist Philosopher
Louise Cooper
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Louise Cooper

BBC Radio Finance Guru
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Ed Fornieles

Boundary-pushing artist
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Tamar Gendler

Trailblazing philosophical educator
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Julian Baggini

Treasured Philosopher
Freddie Sayers
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Freddie Sayers

Uncompromising Journalist
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Jemima Kelly

FT Columnist
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Rana Mitter

Journalist and Leading China Expert
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Bronwen Maddox

Influential Think Tank Director
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Güneş Taylor

Francis Crick Geneticist
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Myriam François

Activist and presenter
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Jason Silva

Presenter and futurist
Peter Woit
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Peter Woit

String Theory Provocateur
Shayla Love
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Shayla Love

Psychedelic Science Journalist
Priyamvada Natajaran
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Priyamvada Natajaran

Yale University Astronomer
Sam Vaknin
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Sam Vaknin

Paul Dolan
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Paul Dolan

Revolutionary happiness researcher
Nessa Carey
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Nessa Carey

epigenetics pioneer
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Bjørn Ekeberg

Visionary Philosopher
Monica Black
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Monica Black

moral historian
Kenneth Cukier
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Kenneth Cukier

bestselling economist and podcaster
Anne Katrin Schlag
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Anne Katrin Schlag

psychedelics researcher
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Miranda Keeling

bestselling author
Grafton Tanner
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Grafton Tanner

writer and nostalgia sceptic
Steve Taylor
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Steve Taylor

psychologist of spirituality
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Joanna Kavenna

award winning novelist
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Simon Blackburn

Distinguished philosopher and populariser
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Corine Besson

philosopher of logic and language
Arif Ahmed
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Arif Ahmed

radical Cambridge philosopher
Anders Sandberg
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Anders Sandberg

Oxford Futurist
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Havi Carel

philosopher of illness
Madeleine Ritts
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Madeleine Ritts

Mental Health Worker and Researcher
Louise Perry
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Louise Perry

Bold writer and campaigner

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