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

We've revealed a whole raft of 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 debates so far here.

The world's leading thinkers will be taking part on the panels.  Our next wave of speakers includes everyone from McMindfulness author Ron Purser and theorist of "erotic capital" Catherine Hakim to Professor of Black Studies Kehinde Andrews and historian of ideas Hannah Dawson. Meet our speakers so far here.

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