Our Speakers

Take a closer look at the first announced speakers who look set to make HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2019 our most intellectually vibrant festival yet. Get to know their ideas and the issues they stand for, and prepare to see them challenge one another's views - and maybe change their own - in the glorious Wye valley next May.

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Saul Kripke

Saul Kripke

Liz Truss

Liz Truss

Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton

Roger Penrose Eminent Mathematician

Roger Penrose

Helen Lederer

Helen Lederer

Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Jon Lansman

Jon Lansman

Helen Lewis New Statesman Journalist

Helen Lewis

David Aaranovitch 2

David Aaronovitch

Richard Bentall professor of clinical psychology 2

Richard Bentall

Nicky Morgan Former Education Secretary

Nicky Morgan

Massimo Pigliucci Professor of Philosophy

Massimo Pigliucci

Julian Baggini

Julian Baggini

DAWN BUTLER

Dawn Butler

Philip Collins

Philip Collins

Yasmin Alibhai Brown Orwell Prize winning Journalist

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

donald hoffman

Donald Hoffman

Grace Blakely HowTheLightGetsIn Hay

Grace Blakeley

Angela Eagle

Angela Eagle

Richard Burgon MP 2

Richard Burgon

Joanna Williams author of women vs feminism 2

Joanna Williams

david blunkett

David Blunkett

Bart Streumer

Bart Streumer

timothy williamson

Timothy Williamson

John Ellis CERN Theoretician

John Ellis

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Cumrun Vafa

daphne joel

Daphna Joel

michael howard

Michael Howard

Paul mason

Paul Mason

tim maudlin

Tim Maudlin

marta hallina

Marta Halina

Mary Ann Sieghart

Mary Ann Sieghart

Rana mitter

Rana Mitter

linda yueh

Linda Yueh

Ella Whelan HowTheLightGetsIn

Ella Whelan

chakravarthi ram prasad

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Helen Ann Hartley

Helen-Ann Hartley

Mary Jane Rubenstein

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

george galloway

George Galloway

Janne Teller

Janne Teller

thangam debbonaire

Thangam Debbonaire

Joanna Kavenna

Joanna Kavenna

Robert Rowland Smith

Robert Rowland-Smith

Elif sarican

Elif Sarican

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

ben allanach

Ben Allanach

Catherine Heymans

Catherine Heymans

julian barbour

Julian Barbour

barry barnes

Barry Barnes

john dupre

John Dupré

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Susan Neiman

Nigel Shadbolt

Nigel Shadbolt

Barry Smith

Barry C Smith

Minna Salami

Minna Salami

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Stanley Fish

Nancy Cartwright Better Actual

Nancy Cartwright

Subir Sarkar

Subir Sarkar

Anatole kaletsky

Anatole Kaletsky

george galloway

George Galloway

Zanna Clay

Zanna Clay

justin smith

Justin Smith

Philip Blond

Phillip Blond

stephen de wilze

Stephen de Wijze

Paul Boghossian

Paul Boghossian

lindset german

Lindsey German

nigel inkster

Nigel Inkster

silvia jones

Silvia Jonas

julia long

Julia Long

alister mcgrath

Alister McGrath

rowan pelling

Rowan Pelling

Heather Peto

Heather Peto

Lucy Johnstone

Lucy Johnstone

Michael Lynskey

Michael Lynskey

Stuart Ritchie

Stuart Ritchie

Tim Leberecht

Tim Leberecht

lawrence freedman

Lawrence Freedman

Peter York

Peter York

Ann John

Ann John

J McKenzie Alexander

J McKenzie Alexander

Rebecca Roache

Rebecca Roache