AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents

An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Friends

Join the world-renowned evolutionary biologist, author, and public intellectual as he discusses his newest work.

Winspear Opera House

Sep 4
7:30 pm
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Wednesday, September 4, 7:30 pm

VIP Package Includes:

Premium seating, Limited Edition copy of Richard’s latest book The Genetic Book of the Dead, Meet & Greet with Richard for book signing and photo op. To purchase the VIP package, select seats within the first 5 rows of Orchestra Center, or the first 2 rows of Orchestra Left or Orchestra Right. VIP Package seats are priced at $199.50 + fees.

The Richard Dawkins Tour 

Settle in for an unforgettable evening with Richard Dawkins, the world-renowned evolutionary biologist, author, and public intellectual, as he embarks on a highly anticipated tour across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and European Union, starting September 2024. 

Renowned for his unapologetic advocacy of science and reason, Dawkins is celebrated for groundbreaking work such as Unweaving The Rainbow, The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, captivating millions with his passion for scientific inquiry. 

Dawkins aims to connect with audiences in unscripted conversations touching on topics from science to religion, life on earth and beyond. With his trademark honesty and wit, Dawkins promises an evening filled with wisdom and insight. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this enlightening experience and hear firsthand about Dawkins’ upcoming book promoted on tour: The Genetic Book of the Dead delves into the transformative potential of DNA in our understanding of evolution.

About The Book 

“Overflowing with the beauty of nature, the beauty of language, and the beauty of ideas.” — Steven Pinker,  author of Rationality and Enlightenment Now 

“Dazzling in originality and scope, with beautiful illustrations, this is a wonderful celebration of the power of natural selection. Richard Dawkins reveals with brilliant clarity the imprint on organisms of their evolutionary past.”—Nick Davies, author of Cuckoo: Cheating By Nature 

“Once again, Richard Dawkins asks us to look at the living world in a totally novel way: Every organism carries, in its genes, a record of the past environments in which its ancestors survived. This brilliant new way of interpreting nature opens our eyes to both the past and the future.”—John R. Krebs, author of Food: A Very Short Introduction and coauthor, An Introduction to Behavioral Ecology 

“Written with typical verve and panache, Richard Dawkins’s The Genetic Book of the Dead makes a brilliant contribution to the public understanding of evolution using our most up-to-date understanding of genetics. It will enthrall, surprise, and challenge you. Read it!”—Jerry A. Coyne, author of Why Evolution is True and Faith Versus Fact 

“This book is a summation of the ideas of the author who brought us ‘memes’ and ‘selfish genes.’ Richard Dawkins’s lucid prose will change the way you think about your evolutionary past.”—David Haig, author of From Darwin to Derrida: Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life 

“The ingenuity of evolution is infinite, a fact that fascinates Richard Dawkins as much it fascinated Charles Darwin. Inside each organism he finds rich palimpsests chronicling the history of life itself.”—Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything and How Innovation Works 

“The deployment of the conceit of genes looking backward in time is clever and well done. A piece of vivid popular science.”—Stephen Stearns, coauthor of Evolution: An Introduction 

About Richard Dawkins

Professor Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned truth-teller, evolutionary biologist, and best-selling author, celebrated globally for his honest critique of religion and tradition and his push for critical thinking. His books include “The Ancestor’s Tale,” “The Selfish Gene,” “The Blind Watchmaker,” “Climbing Mount Improbable,” “Unweaving the Rainbow,” “A Devil’s Chaplain,” “The God Delusion,” “The Greatest Show on Earth,” “The Magic of Reality,” his two-part autobiography “An Appetite for Wonder” and “A Brief Candle in the Dark,” and “Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide.” 

Richard Dawkins has gained notoriety for his unwavering commitment to science as an advocate for scientific literacy and rational thinking, particularly in the education of younger generations. His relentless pursuit of truth, and his recognition of the beauty in life on earth, has made him a revered source of wisdom and insight, in response to scientific and existential inquiries like ‘What are we doing here?’ and ‘When did life begin?’