Unique among festivals, debate is the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn festivals. With world-leading specialists exploring new ideas, our program is designed to inspire independent thought. Exploring the challenging festival theme Belief, Hypocrisy and Reason, HowTheLightGetsIn May 2021 will stream unique, live debates across the weekend.

Alongside debates, HowTheLightGetsIn May 2021 hosts fascinating Solo Talks. Hear eminent authors, Cabinet ministers, revolutionary philosophers and prize-winning scientists speak in-depth on their topic of expertise. From the perils of the cyber world to the future of cosmology, these talks expand your world view and inspire the mind.

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An unrivalled line-up of speakers come together at HowTheLightGetsIn May 2021. From free-thinking writers and top philosophers to up-and-coming politicians and Nobel Prize-winning scientists. These thinkers are at the top of their fields, answering the defining questions within their disciplines.

Festival goers can meet the speakers after each event in the Meet the Speakers sessions. Ask your questions directly and discuss your own ideas. And, in the Hat, philosophy comes to life as speakers tell their life stories and set out their dreams.

For even deeper conversations, join your favourite festival speakers in the Inner Circle. These are intimate conversations with a world-leading thinker and select group of festival goers. Discuss your ideas with the most exciting philosophers, scientists, artists and politicians in some of the most memorable experiences of HowTheLightGetsIn Festivals. With only 20 tickets per event, sign up to hear the latest releases.

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