HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, is back for 2015. There's a whole host of exhilarating new stages and surprises in store, as well as the thought-provoking debates and legendary parties you've come to expect.

 

‘Fantasy and Reality’ is this year’s theme, and we’ve just announced the first debates of 2015. We invite you to accompany our line-up of artists, philosophers and scientists to ask: is reality partly a product of our fantasies? And if so, which current fantasies will become tomorrow's reality?

 

A limited number of Festival Live party passes are also available at an early-bird rate until we release the full line-up in the New Year, making them an ideal gift for Christmas.  Don't miss the boat: snap yours up now to secure a place on the dancefloor.

 

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The Panel

Mary Ann Sieghart asks Oxford historian Rana Mitter, HSBC chief economist Stephen King and politician George Galloway to envisage the world's future.

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The Panel

The BBC's Sue Nelson asks Templeton Prize winning cosmologist George Ellis, Cambridge physicist David Tong and mathematician Peter Cameron to seek the invisible.

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