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 school curricula.

Following its success in 2018, the IAI School returns to HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 with a programme designed to enhance and inform university application process and support the development of independent critical thinking. Specially designed for A-Level students, the two-day course will deliver a series of stimulating lectures, seminars and small group discussions from world-leading thinkers, 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.

Teaching will be supported by the Institute of Art and Ideas and students will also have full access to HowTheLightGetsIn headline talks, debates, music and comedy. The weekend as a whole will provide a true university ‘taster’ experience.

“I'm so impressed by the work of the IAI School. Their programme is precisely the sort of thing I wish I'd done at school. While I missed out, students now are set to be stimulated and inspired” Bruce Daisley - Vice-President EMEA, Twitter

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