Debate is the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn. Ideas are alive and evolving. At the edge there is rarely consensus.

We've revealed our first debates for Hay 2020! Each topic addresses a new Uncharted Territory in today's world, from the mystery of supersymmetry and the striking return of populism and protest, to the underbelly of the Internet and the fate of Western civilisation itself. Check out our first debates in full here.

The world's leading thinkers will be taking part on the panels.  Recently we've welcomed the likes of eminent economist Mariana Mazzucato, superstar philosopher Slavoj Zizek, beloved novelists Michael Morpurgo and Deborah Levy, and many more - not to mention that up-and-coming philosopher you hadn't heard of who is set to transform their field. We'll be announcing our first speakers very soon - watch this space...

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