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The witty and eloquent first volume of Richard Dawkins’ autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder, gave us an insight into the most formative periods of his life – a childhood in colonial Africa, a strict yet eccentric education at a Church of England boarding school, and the unleashing of his intellectual curiosity at Oxford’s Zoology Department.
In Brief Candle in the Dark: My life in Science, the story continues, with Dawkins inviting us to share the constantly stimulating world of a travelling scientist. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wry humour and an overriding passion for his subject, of twenty-five postgraduate years spent teaching at Oxford. Dawkins pays affectionate tribute to the people in his life, be it past colleagues and students, or his experiences with his many publishers, television producers and interviewers, most notably following the publication of The God Delusion in 2006, when Dawkins was dubbed the world’s most outspoken and controversial atheist.
Join us for an unforgettable and enlightening evening with a revolutionary thinker, teacher and writer.