Thu, 19 November 2020

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Richard Dawkins on the Meaning of Life

In Conversation with Hannah MacInnes


Logan Hall

University College London


From The Selfish Gene to The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins has done more than any other scientist to promote and celebrate the origins of life on Earth.

“My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans. That’s never far from my thoughts, that sense of amazement.” – Richard Dawkins

The creator of the word ‘meme’ and of the hugely influential ‘selfish gene’ model of evolution. Richard Dawkins is the epitome of the truly public intellectual – a scientist whose ideas have proven extraordinarily influential both within his own discipline and far, far beyond.

In an exclusive talk for How To Academy drawn from a lifetime of thought and study, followed by an in-depth conversation with Hannah MacInnes, Richard will share his reflections on perhaps the most important and puzzling topic in all of human existence: the meaning of life.

Credit for Richard Dawkins’ Portrait to Frederic Aranda @fredericaranda

Useful Information

Venue Address

Logan Hall

University College London


Event Times

Doors Open: 6:20pm

Event Starts: 7:00pm

Event Finishes: 8:15pm

Refund Policy

No refunds, no credit.


Ground floor entrance and seating.

Photo Credit

Frederic Aranda

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