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Richard Dawkins lecture at LSE: is evolution predictable?

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Wednesday 23 February 2005
6 - 7.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Richard Dawkins's most recent book, The Ancestor's Tale, considers whether evolution is more predictable than some fashionable contemporary orthodoxies claim.

This is the main theme he will explore in a free public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 23 February.

The lecture is the first in a new series organised by the Darwin@LSE research group, led by Dr Helena Cronin, co-editor of Darwinism Today. Darwin@LSE was established in 1995 to explore recent developments in evolutionary thinking.

Professor Dawkins, the Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford, will focus on the question: If evolution could be re-run many times, what regularities might we find?

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For further information, see www.lse.ac.uk/events| 

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Contact Dr Helena Cronin, 020 7955 7954 or h.cronin@lse.ac.uk| 

Press wanting to reserve a seat for the Richard Dawkins lecture, please email: Jess Winterstein at j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 7060.

Notes

The second free Darwin@LSE public lecture this spring will be on Tuesday 15 March, 6-7.30pm, given by Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

He will speak on Is autism an extreme of the male brain? Simon Blackburn of the faculty of Philosophy at Cambridge will chair this lecture. For more details, please click here| 

For more on Darwin@LSE , see http://www.lse.ac.uk/darwin|   

Press cuttings

Financial Times - FT Magazine
The Performance: Evolution's funny turn (16 April 05)
Article about Professor Richard Dawkins' recent public lecture, called Is Evolution Predictable, at LSE's Old Theatre. Dawkins was introduced by LSE's Richard Webb.
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/adf6a320-ae13-11d9-9c30-00000e2511c8.html| 

14 February 2005

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