The IAI School is aimed at pre-university students who have an interest in critical thinking and want to broaden their understanding of what higher education offers beyond the national curriculum.
Following its success in 2015, the IAI School returns to HowTheLightGetsIn 2018 with a programme designed to help students inform their university application process. The two-day course will deliver a series of stimulating lectures, seminars and small group discussions, as well as workshops and a Q&A with admissions tutors from both Cambridge University and King’s College London. Covering core aspects of philosophical study and contemporary science, students will be led by world-class academics whose research is shaping the ideas of tomorrow.
IAI School students will also hear from specialists at industry level, gaining holistic insight into how study translates into professional capacities. Teaching will be supported by a number of the UK’s leading philosophy academics, and IAI School teachers and students will have full access to HowTheLightGetsIn programme. Participating in thought-provoking classes, alongside comedy, spoken word poetry, film-screenings and infectiously danceable music from a host of NME and BRIT award-winning bands, singers and DJs - the IAI School is not only true to the university experience, but the perfect environment to get ahead of the game.
9:30am Welcome, Breakfast and Registration
10:00am Julian Baggini: "The Ego Trick"
11:00am Breakaway Session
13:15pm HowTheLightGetsIn Debate
16:00 Dr Kierann Shah, National Space Academy
EVENING: Music & Performance
9:30am Breakfast and Keynote
10:00am Anders Sandberg: "The Future of Humanity
11:15am Breakaway Session
12:30pm Q&A with Universities
14:30pm Angela Saini, Rebecca Roache, Anders Sandberg
15:30pm National Space Academy STEM and Careers Workshop
16:30pm Student Panel Discussion
EVENING: Music and Performance