Might the Big Bang theory be a mistake? Should we modify our genome? Is reality necessary?
If these are the type of questions you tend to find yourself pondering over weekend brunch, now’s your chance to do so in the presence of some of the world’s foremost thinkers, as the Institute of Art and Ideas’ How The Light Gets In festival is making its London debut in the gorgeous surroundings of Kenwood House.
Having built a following on the fringe of the Hay Festival since 2010, HTLGI has a bevy of intellectual heavyweights on its London bill, including Steven Pinker, Deborah Levy, Peter Tatchell, Roger Penrose, Rebecca Goldstein and more. Expect a stimulating programme of over 50 talks and debates, as well as intimate ‘open platform’ meals where you can casually clink glasses and swap ideas with some of the world’s greatest minds – recalling all the best bits of university but with much better wine…
Once the big ideas have been put to bed, Saturday’s event turns into a music and comedy festival, featuring stand-up shows from Edinburgh hot ticket Ahir Shah and rising star Olga Koch; comedian and daughter of a deputy Russian PM. Bring a warm jacket and an open mind.
Day tickets & full line-up here.