Debate is the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023. Ideas are alive and evolving. There is rarely consensus at the frontiers of knowledge.

HowTheLightGetsIn gathers the leading thinkers in every field to interrogate the issues of our time 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.

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