Brief candle in the dark
with Richard Dawkins
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In conversation with Dawkins
Richard Dawkins discusses the key individuals, institutions and ideas that have inspired and motivated him since the publication of ‘The Selfish Gene’ in 1976.
In conversation with Professor Alice Roberts, Richard Dawkins describes his life as a scientist that has taken him from the Panama Canal, to encounters with the greatest scientific minds of the 20th Century. He reflects on his efforts to popularise scientific ideas, through bestselling books, fiery debates and presenting the 1991 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
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