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Richard Dawkins

Hexham Book Festival




Showing at

The Main Theatre

Flights of Fancy: Defying Gravity by Design and Evolution 

Tuesday 14 June: 8.30pm
Tickets: £10, £8

Richard Dawkins author of the Selfish Gene,The Blind Watchmaker and The God Delusion brings us a book about flying – all the different ways of defying gravity that have been discovered by humans over the centuries and by other animals over the millions of years, from the mythical Icarus, to the sadly extinct but magnificent bird Argentavis magnificens to the Wright Flyer and the 747. But it also means flights of digression into more general ideas and principles that take off from a discussion about actual flight. 

Richard is interviewed by Matt Ridley.

Running time: 1hr 


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