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Richard Dawkins: The Making of a Scientist

Richard Dawkins: The Making of a Scientist

Recently voted by Prospect Magazine as the Top Thinker of 2013, Richard Dawkins is a pioneering scientist and public thinker who is famous (and infamous to some) around the world.  Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes: he was born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists.  But what were the influences that shaped his life and intellectual development? Who and what inspired him?

This promises to be a fascinating evening in which Richard Dawkins will discuss his memoir An Appetite for Wonder, in which he paints a colourful, richly textured canvas of his life. We will finally be able to understand the private influences that shaped the world’s most famous atheist, who, more than anyone else in his generation, explained our own origins. Richard will be in conversation with Professor Aubrey Manning.

Key information


  • Monday 16 September
  • 7.30pm
  • Running time tbc


  • £12.50
  • £1 transaction fee applies per booking

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