Debate is the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn. We gather together the leading thinkers in every field to think through the present and find new ways of understanding the world. Over the course of the festival there are more than a hundred debates exploring where we are and where we are heading.

We've just announced our full debate programme as well as the first speakers and politics programme. Speakers announced so far include: rebel ex-Conservative MP Anna Soubry, Momentum founder Jon LansmanĀ Shadow Women & Equalities Secretary Dawn Butler, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss and former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. At a critical moment in UK politics, our speakers look set to make this our most influential and intellectually vibrant festival yet. Check them out here.

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