Changing the World
From Tahrir Square to Hong Kong, Occupy Wall Street to Anonymous, we have seen a surge in grassroots and social media activism. Yet the army is in power in Cairo and bankers continue to draw their bonuses. Is activism a failed strategy? Are political parties the only way to drive change or will student and street activism surprise us yet?
Carl MillerResearch Director at The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, part of Demos thinktank
Daniel HodgesBritish journalist, blogger and columnist.
Peter TatchellActivist, author and co-founder of the queer human rights group OutRage!
Sitting at the feet of the spectacular Black Mountains in the Welsh countryside, The globe at hay captures the enormous spirit, independence and willpower of its surroundings. It offers a much-needed respite from the madding crowds of the city to promote free thinking, creativity and debate.
Bringing together world-leading theorists, scientists, politicians, and writers for 11 days of talks, debates and academy courses, HowTheLightGetsIn is the world's largest philosophy and music festival.