In a world where information is freely available, knowledge is not enough.

Led by HowTheLightGetsIn speakers, the Academy breaks the convention that lectures should be about facts alone. The programme offers short, two-part courses from ground-breaking thinkers from across the world.  Scholars from the best universities explore the cutting edge of their fields, provide their own takes and offer new ways of thinking.

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AI: Bias, Trust, and Doing Good

Joanna Bryson
Massimo stoic

Stoicism as Practical Philosophy

Massimo Pigliucci
Engineering humanity

Engineering Our Humanity

Melanie Challenger