How The Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In, the world’s largest philosophy festival, returns this year with a glittering programme of debates, talks, comedy and live music – including New Humanist’s commissioning editor Laurie Taylor chairing a debate on morality and institutional power with author Peter Watson.

The festival features over 450 events across ten days, oriented around this year’s theme of Heresy, Truth and the Future. Making all of this happen will be leading voices from the worlds of science, politics, philosophy and culture to debate everything from multiverse cosmology to the perils of democracy and discover which of today’s heresies will become the truths of tomorrow. Other speakers include scientists Roger Penrose and David Nutt, director Sophie Fiennes, philosophers Hubert Dreyfus and Thomas Pogge, politicians Dianne Abbott and Michael Howard, with Owen Jones, Imogen Stubbs and Marcus Brigstocke.

To celebrate Laurie Taylor’s participation in this year’s How the Light Gets In, we’d like to offer New Humanist readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to all his events. Just answer the following question:

Laurie will be joined on stage by Peter Watson, who will feature in the coming edition of New Humanist. Which other debates will Peter be taking part in?

Send your answers via an email titled “New Humanist Competition” to before midnight on 11 May to be in with a chance to win. The winners will be chosen at random from all correct entries. Good luck!

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