Philosophy for our times

Inspiring events to bring about the change you want


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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 Miller

    Carl Miller

    Research Director at The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, part of Demos thinktank
  • dan hodges

    Daniel Hodges

    British journalist, blogger and columnist.
  • Peter Tatchell 2

    Peter Tatchell

    Activist, author and co-founder of the queer human rights group OutRage!


The Globe at Hay

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.

About HowTheLightGetsIn

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.


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