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.

Expect the likes of world-renowned philosopher and logician Saul Kripke, editor of the New Statesman Helen Lewis, seasoned literary critic Stanley Fish, rebel ex-Conservative Anna Soubry and Momentum founder Jon Lansman, and so many more, weighing in on everything from socialism to the self, plastic surgery to peace in our time.

Check out our full debate programme and our complete speaker line-up for more info.

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