Live streaming of Richard Dawkins in Conversation with Lord John Krebs
Friday 7th October 2016
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Science Oxford presented an evening with Richard Dawkins in conversation at Oxford’s beautiful Sheldonian Theatre, in association with Blackwell’s and Oxford University Press on Friday 7th October.
In celebration of 40 years of writing and his own 75th birthday, Richard joined zoologist Lord John Krebs to reflect on his life, his books and the relevance of the iconic ‘The Selfish Gene’.
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.
Lord Krebs’s extraordinary own career has been both productive and influential. He has introduced new methods to the science of ornithology and, more recently, techniques from neurobiology and experimental psychology. He has been chairman of the Food Standards Agency and lead numerous government reviews into science and health policy.