The Selfish Gene: Thirty years on

Thursday 16 March 2006
6.45pm to 8.15pm
The Old Theatre (Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE)

It is thirty years since The Selfish Gene revolutionised our understanding of living things. Since then, Richard Dawkins' pursuit of the implications of science has informed areas as diverse as biology, psychology, philosophy and religion. His work has made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of science in society; and it has shown how science deepens our appreciation of the natural world. This event brings together leading intellectuals to explore these insights -- and to make their own distinctive contributions to this fertile field.


Daniel C Dennett (Tufts)
Author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea; Freedom Evolves; Breaking the Spell.
'The view from Dawkins' mountain'

Sir John Krebs, FRS (Zoology, Oxford)
'From intellectual plumbing to arms races'

Matt Ridley
Author of The Red Queen; The Origins of Virtue; Genome.
'Selfish DNA and the junk in the genome'

Ian McEwan
Booker Prize winner and author of Enduring Love; Amsterdam; Saturday.
'Science writing: Towards a literary tradition?'

Richard Dawkins, FRS (Oxford)
Author of The Selfish Gene; The Blind Watchmaker; The Ancestor's Tale.

Chair: Melvyn Bragg


This event is open to all and is free; but a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested from the event weblisting at LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Selfish Gene (or by calling the ticket line number 020 7955 6100) from 10.00am on Monday 6 March 2006. This will be a popular event so please note the ticket request date and don't delay in requesting your tickets.

Please do not contact Darwin@LSE about tickets. Should you have any queries, please email or view LSE Public Lectures and Events.

This event is supported by Oxford University Press.

Darwin@LSE is also grateful to Allen Lane and to Weidenfeld and Nicolson.