Image Credit: Jana Lenzova
In conversation, audience Q&A and book signing with Richard Dawkins and illustrator Jana Lenzova.
Have you ever dreamt you could fly? Or imagined what it would be like to glide and swoop through the sky like a bird? Do you let your mind soar to unknown, magical spaces?
We are immensely excited to welcome Professor Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most eminent writers and thinkers, and a major contributor to the public understanding of the science of evolution. The award-winning author of the Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker & The God Delusion and a string of other bestselling science books will be joining us to discuss his latest work Flights of Fancy: Defying Gravity by Design and Evolution.
In Flights of Fancy, Richard Dawkins explains how nature and humans have learned to overcome the pull of gravity and take to the skies. From the mythical Icarus, to the sadly extinct but spectacular bird Argentavis magnificens, from the Wright flyer and the 747, to the Tinkerbella fairyfly and the Peregrine falcon. But it is also about flights of the mind, about escaping the everyday – through science, ideas and imagination.
Professor Dawkins will be being interviewed by Chris McCabe, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham. Chris has lectured widely across the world both within science, and as a writer with a specific interest in the communication of science.
Date: 5 February
Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Price: £12 + Booking FeeBook here