• Light School is presented by Light Collective
  • LED Linear to sponsor the popular Light Talks
  • Visitor registration for 2018 is now open- visit the homepage to register
  • Light School is supported by Institution of Lighting Professionals


“Every seat was full, people were standing outside the door- great turnout" Sally Storey, Lighting Design International 

The Light Talks alumni of lecturers reads like a Who’s Who from the lighting design industry. Curated by lighting consultancy Light Collective and sponsored by LED Linear, Light Talks hosts some 16 presentations over the 2½ days of the Show.

Sometimes controversial, always educational and 100% 'sold out', Light Talks is the focal point for architects and designers to listen and learn.


Tuesday 6 February

Time Timetable
6.00pm Surface Design Show Opens
6.30-7.00 Introduction from Light Collective
6.45-7.45 Lighting and glass
Ellie Greisen - Studio EG

A 30 minute guide to creating beautifully lit spaces
Christopher Knowlton - 18 Degrees

9.00pm Surface Design Show Closes


Wednesday 7 February

Time Timetable
11.00am Surface Design Show Opens
12.00-1.00 Is Pinterest and alike killing creativity?
Jonathan Rush -  Hoare Lea
1.00-2.00 Journeys in Light
Clementine Fletcher-Smith - Speirs & Major

The transformative power of light: Creating an emotional response to the home
Rebecca Weir - Light.iQ

3.00-4.00 Thinking Sideways
Daniel Blaker - Nulty+
4.00-5.00 Reports from the front line - perspective on lighting design
Stuart Alexander - Michael Grubb Studio

Light into flight - economy or upper class?
Jonathan Howard - DHA Designs

6.00-7.00 Customising Light
Graham Rollins - Lighting Design International
9.00pm Surface Design Show closes

Thursday 8 February

Time Timetable
11.00 Surface Design Show Opens

The world's a stage
Mark Ridler - BDP


Metric code
Farhad Rahim - BuroHappold


Who likes light?
Nick MacLiammoir - Arup 

3.00-4.00 Inspiring atmospheres - Designing light for the new Design Museum
Theo Paradise-Hirst - ChapmanBDSP
5.00pm Surface Design Show closes

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