HowTheLightGetsIn 2020


HowTheLightGetsIn touches down in Hay-on-Wye for four days of spellbinding debates, talks, music, comedy, and more...

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In the light of current government policy on social distancing tickets to HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2020 are no longer on sale at this point. Please see our Info page and the most recent Coronavirus Update for further details.   

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Children's Programme

Our Children and Young Adult's Programme includes talks, interactive sessions and learning experiences to pique the curiosity of younger minds - from under 12s all the way up to young adults.
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Inner Circle

As the greatest minds of our time gather for a drink and a meal, take your seat alongside them for a truly unique experience. Converse with Nobel laureates, challenge the shadow cabinet and explore the universe with particle physicists. Be part of the company, not merely an observer. You might not get another chance.

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