The Big Ideas

The world's leading thinkers debate the big ideas of tomorrow

The festival brings together speakers pushing their disciplines forward. The conversations we facilitate help shape the intellectual landscape of this country, making HowTheLightGetsIn a festival experience unlike any other.

And this year we've got a whole programme for children and young adults as well.

19 10 29. Debates option 2


19 10 09. Speakers


19 11 05. Solo Talks

Solo Talks

19 10 29. Hat sessions

Hat Sessions

Open Platform HowTheLightGetsIn Hay

Inner Circle

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