HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, is back. Join us in 2015 for thought-provoking debates, infectiously danceable music, cutting-edge comedy, and legendary parties.

This year our theme is ‘Fantasy and Reality’. We invite you to accompany our line-up of visionaries, philosophers, scientists and politicians to ask: is reality an illusion? And if so, which new fantasies will emerge to become the truths of tomorrow?

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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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