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The world's leading thinkers debate the biggest ideas at the world's first fully interactive online ideas festival.

At HowTheLightGetsIn we bring you the planet's greatest minds. From top scientists to leading philosophers, from Nobel prize-winning economists and physicists like Paul Krugman and Frank Wilczek to cultural stars like Martin Amis and Deborah Levy, alongside politicians, from leaders of the major parties to iconoclastic rebels, plus journalists from David Aaronovitch to Emma Barnett. HowTheLightGetsIn gathers them together in an annually unrivalled line-up of debates and talks - and Online 2020 is set to top them all.

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Paul Krugman

steven pinker

STEVEN PINKER

Patricia Churchland

PATRICIA CHURCHLAND

Daniel Kahneman

DANIEL KAHNEMAN

Sabine Hossenfelder

Sabine Hossenfelder

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Sean Carroll

Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli

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Sally Phillips

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WILL SELF

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JIM AL-Khalili

David Spiegelhalter

David Spiegelhalter

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Adjoa Andoh

claire fox

Claire Fox

Martin Rees

Martin Rees

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

paul mason

Paul Mason

jess phillips

Jess Phillips

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David Nutt

Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn

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Vince Cable

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Hilary Lawson

20 01 21.Laura Mersini Houghton

Laura Mersini-Houghton

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Grace Blakeley

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Peter Tatchell

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Simon Critchley

20 03 11.Malcolm Rifkind

Malcolm Rifkind

Nancy cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Philip Goff

Philip Goff

jim baggott

Jim Baggott

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Kehinde Andrews

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Raymond Tallis

shami chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti

Sunetra Gupta

Sunetra Gupta

Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey

Hugh Montgomery

Hugh Montgomery

MatthewSyed

Matthew Syed

20 03 11.Reneta Salecl

Renata Salecl

Mary Ann Sieghart

Mary Ann Sieghart

tim crane

Tim Crane

20 04 23. Kate Devlin

Kate Devlin

David Goodhart

David Goodhart

20 01 21.Bernardo Kastrup

Bernardo Kastrup

Mark Littlewood

Mark Littlewood

20 04 23. Joanna Kavenna

Joanna Kavenna

Anne Johnson

Anne Johnson

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Amélie Saintonge

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Soma Ghosh

20 02 27. Yassmin Abdel Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Peter Sjostedt H

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Rana Mitter

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Annemarie Ward

john mcdonnell

John McDonnell

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Meg Rosoff

mark salter

Mark Salter

20 01 21. Gunes Taylor

Güneş Taylor

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Ayesha Hazarika

Isabel Hilton

Isabel Hilton

20 01 21.Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins

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Kathryn Jeffs

David Malone

David Malone

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Julian Baggini

Bjorn ekeberg

Bjørn Ekeberg

victoria brooks

Victoria Brooks

Nancy Groves

Nancy Groves

caroline

Caroline Hickman

Danielle Sands

Danielle Sands

shahida bari

Shahidha Bari

Philip Collins

Philip Collins

Johnellis

John Ellis

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon

20 02 06. Ron Purser

Ron Purser

Milbank John

John Milbank

20 01 21. Myriam Francois

Myriam François

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Danny Penman

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Barry Smith

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Susan Schneider

Peter Hitchens

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Michael Levitt

Heather Douglas