Town Hall Talk: Richard Dawkins
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Wed 10 Mar ’10, 6:30pm||
Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- General Admission: $25.00
- Concession Pass: $22.00
- Friend: $22.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: festival2010
More tickets will go on sale tomorrow for a talk by controversial evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’ at this year’s New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week, part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
Tickets sold out within weeks of going on sale in November. His hour long appearance on Wednesday 10 March has been moved from the Town Hall to the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington to accommodate the huge demand for this event.
Celebrated and controversial biologist, Richard Dawkins comfortably wears the mantle “Revolutionary Evolutionist”. Dawkins became a worldwide phenomenon with the publication of The Selfish Gene, which popularised a gene-centred view of evolution.
With The Blind Watchmaker, a searing criticism of creationism and intelligent design, and The God Delusion, Dawkins’ audience continued to grow. The God Delusion has now sold more than 1.5 million copies in English and has been translated into 31 languages.
With his new book, The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins returns to evolutionary biology, as he takes on those who question evolution through natural selection.
Duration: 1 hr