Hat Sessions

HowTheLightGetsIn London 2021 Hat sessions breathe life into philosophy.

Experience philosophy through the body in the Philosophy and the Senses series. Uncover the meaning in perfumes, delicate sweets and intoxicating drinks.  With wine-tasting workshops from Barry C. Smith, a HowTheLightGetsIn favourite, explore the sensual ways in which we experience the world.

Ideas affect our lives in unexpected, tangible ways. In Arc of Life and In Conversation events, the Hat becomes the world's leading thinkers tell the stories of their lives and their dreams for the future. From reflective politicians to dedicated artists and ambitious campaigners join to relive the effects of philosophy on these unusual lives.

Finally, our leading thinkers have been there, done that, and are here to teach you how at our unique How To... workshops, on everything from how to talk about sex to how to land a rover on Mars.

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How to Revolutionise the Academy

Michael Hrebeniak, Isabelle McNeill
How to understand consciousnesss
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How to Understand Consciousness

Anil Seth
Creativity
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How to Write and Why we Should

Elise Valmorbida
Occam
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How to Harness Occam's Razor

Johnjoe McFadden
Dallas Campbell communicate
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How to Excite People with Your Ideas

Dallas Campbell
How to lose your head
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How to Lose Your Head

Richard Lang
Philosophy behind the senses
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Philosophy of the Senses

Barry C Smith
Parliament
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Peter Mandelson In Conversation with David Aaronovitch

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Rupert Sheldrake in conversation with Peter Sjostedt-H