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HowTheLightGetsIn London 2021 will bring the world's leading thinkers together. In the room with our inquisitive and free-thinking audience, the discussions can begin. Join us live to see superstar philosophers, top economists and up-and-coming politicians.

We’re delighted to announce that our festival theme for London is ‘Dreams and Jeopardy’. As the world starts moving again, we’re faced once more with some of the world’s biggest questions, and are asking the world’s leading thinkers to help us solve them.

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Peter Mendelson
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Peter Mandelson

Giant of UK Politics
Laura Mersini Houghton
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Laura Mersini Houghton

World-Leading Theoretical Physicist
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Slavoj Žižek

Firebrand Philosopher
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Roger Penrose

Nobel Prize winning Physicist
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Shami Chakrabarti

Human rights activist
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Linda Yueh

Economist and broadcaster
Paul Davies
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Paul Davies

World-Renowned Physicist
David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch

Award winning journalist
Laurie Penny
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Laurie Penny

Trailblazing Feminist
Vince Cable
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Vince Cable

Former Leader of the LibDems
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Thangam Debbonaire

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Rupert Sheldrake
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Rupert Sheldrake

Rebel Scientist
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Güneş Taylor

Crick Institute Geneticist
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Natalie Bennett

Former Green Party Leader
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Mary Ann Sieghart

Award-Winning Journalist
Joanna Kavenna
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Joanna Kavenna

Multi-Award-Winning Writer
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Phil Collins

Tony Blair's Former Speech Writer