‘It is the clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I’ve ever read.’
Philip Pullman on The Magic of Reality
In a very special in-conversation, the leading science writer, academic and broadcaster discusses his work and career, and explains how the infinite wonders of the scientific world still manage to inspire and astound him.
Over the last three decades Richard Dawkins has done more to further our understanding of science than almost any other public figure. He shot to fame with a string of contemporary ‘popular science’ classics (The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth), which unpicked the complexities of genetics and evolutionary biology whilst challenging religious dogma and creationist ideology. In 2008 he presented the three-part TV series The Genius of Charles Darwin, and in his latest book, The Magic of Reality, he presents a luminous and lucid introduction to science, exploring everything from our genetic ancestry to tsunamis and shooting stars.
Join Richard Dawkins in conversation with journalist and BBC broadcaster William Crawley, as he takes us on an illuminating and enthralling journey through scientific reality.
This event is presented in assocation with Dublin City of Science 2012.