The Big Ideas

The world's leading thinkers debating the big ideas of today... and tomorrow

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

And, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made it possible for you to experience a fully interactive HowTheLightGetsIn from the safety of your homes, taking place now. Click here for tickets.

19 10 29. Debates option 2


19 10 09. Speakers


19 11 05. Solo Talks


19 10 29. Hat sessions

Hat Sessions

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