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June 16, 2022

How The Light Gets In philosophy and Music Festival

Paulines studying Philosophy and Politics A Levels were invited to attend the How The Light Gets In philosophy and music festival in Hay-on-Wye over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

This festival had been online over the pandemic, and it was very welcome indeed to resurrect our annual joint visit with St Paul’s Girls’ School. The line-up this year was outstanding. Pupils rubbed shoulders with top intellectuals such as Slavoj Žižek, Yuval Harari, Richard Dawkins, and many more.

Paulinas and Paulines harangued Žižek with questions in the café while he was trying to eat his lunch. He didn’t seem to mind. Dawkins was supposed to do an intimate Q&A with the pupils, but unfortunately dropped out with a sore throat, although we heard him speak in a debate. An intellectual feast all round, the talks, debates, comedy shows, and performances attended were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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