Join evolutionary biologist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins to commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Selfish Gene and a lifetime of thinking and writing about science. Starting with The Selfish Gene—his classic exposition of evolutionary thought—Richard Dawkins gives a gene’s eye view of evolution that is imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant.
Are our bodies merely vehicles for ensuring the immortality of our genes? How can selfish genes support kindness and altruism? Why does our understanding of the evolution of life matter?
The anniversary celebration continues and expands as Richard Dawkins discusses marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Blind Watchmaker, the 20th anniversary of Climbing Mount Improbable, and the 10th anniversary of The God Delusion.
As our knowledge of the genome grows by leaps and bounds in the 21st century, Richard Dawkins continues to change and challenge our view of Earth’s life forms and our own human experience.
Before & After
Raise your glass! Visit our Mixology Lab and sample a “Gene Fizz”
Sway to natural selections and (r)evolutionary sounds on our Dawkins-inspired playlist
Stick around for the scintillating Q&A
Buy signed copies of the special anniversary edition of Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, and The God Delusion. Plus! An Appetite for Wonder, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, and a brand new special edition of The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution.
One of the most respected scientists in the world, Richard Dawkins is emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s inaugural Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science from 1995 to 2008.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Society of Literature and an internationally best-selling author of such acclaimed works as The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor’s Tale, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, The Magic of Reality, An Appetite for Wonder, and Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science.
In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to promote scientific literacy and a secular worldview. One of the biggest draws in secularism, Richard Dawkins always generates impressive crowds when visiting North America.