The world's leading thinkers debate the biggest ideas against the idyllic backdrop of the Black Mountains in Hay-on-Wye.

At HowTheLightGetsIn we bring you the planet's greatest minds. We've hosted intellectuals of all stripes, from Nobel prize-winning physicists and economists like Paul Krugman and Frank Wilczek to cultural mainstays like Martin Amis, Deborah Levy and Andrew Motion, as well as high-profile politicians such as former Cabinet minister Angela Eagle and incisive journalists of the likes of David Aaronovitch. HowTheLightGetsIn gathers them together in an annually unrivalled line-up of debates and talks - and Hay 2019 looks set to be better than ever.

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