HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, is back and bigger than ever before. Join us in 2015 for thought-provoking debates, legendary parties, cutting-edge courses, and a whole host of exhilarating new events and stages.


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 become our future truths?

A limited number of Festival Live party passes have just been released, making them an ideal gift for Christmas. They're available at an Earlybird rate until we release this year's line up in 2015, so be sure to snap yours up now and secure your place at the front of the crowd!

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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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