Richard Dawkins’ work on evolutionary biology saw him voted the world’s top thinker in Prospect magazine’s poll in 2013. He is world-renowned for a string of best-selling books, spanning from 1976’s ‘The Selfish Gene’, through ‘The God Delusion’ and his most recent ‘Flights of Fancy’. He is also widely regarded as one of the strongest proponents of so-called New Atheism.
Expect a conversation that is surprising, respectful and wide-ranging. One in which we explore Richard’s life, asking about his sense of ‘otherness’, the human condition (of interdependence), his seemingly, strangely, almost Anglican aesthetic, his sense of awe and wonder. In other words, expect to be surprised; even if to disagree.
Richard will be in conversation with priest, journalist, broadcaster, philosophy lecturer, and popular Greenbelt speaker, Giles Fraser.