In celebration of 40 years of writing and his own 75th birthday, Richard joins Lord John Krebs to reflect on his life, his books and the relevance of The Selfish Gene today.
Richard Dawkins published what would become his most iconic work – The Selfish Gene – 40 years ago. It met with controversy in some quarters as well as wide acclaim in 1976. His books have gone on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide and been translated into 25 languages. In April 2016, The Selfish Gene was listed as number 10 on The Guardian's list of the 100 best nonfiction books. In the past forty years our understanding of genetics has evolved considerably, but Dawkins’ ground-breaking theory is still one of the most talked-about and debated concepts in evolutionary biology.
A signed hardback copy of 'The Extended Selfish Gene' is available to purchase for collection at the event.
Adult ticket only £15
Adult ticket and book £30
Concession ticket only £10
Concession ticket and book £25
Suitable for ages 14+
Concessions for under 18s, students and over 65s
Please note a selection of Richard's books will be available to purchase on the evening.
This event is presented in association with Blackwell's and Oxford University Press.