Richard Dawkins Keynote Speaker

  • Prospect Magazine's top world thinker (2013)
  • Author of International best-selling ‘The Selfish Gene’ and ‘The Blind Watchmaker’
  • Michael Faraday award recipient for “excellence in communicating science”

Richard Dawkins's Biography

Prof. Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s leading scientific keynote speakers, with a renowned expertise in evolutionary biology and ethnology.

Richard has worked tirelessly to popularise and increase public understanding of science through broadcasting and appearances in documentaries, bringing scientific thought into millions of homes. He is also a famous proponent of Humanism and fierce defender of reason, critical thought and the scientific method, a passion that in 2006 led him to found the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS).

His illustrious academic career began in 1967 at Berkley, California as professor of Zoology. In 1970 he returned to his alma mata, Oxford University, as a lecturer and fellow, by 1990 he had achieved the status of reader in Zoology and in 1995 he was appointed the first Simonyi Professor of Public Understanding of Science.

During this time, Richard’s work has had a defining effect upon both the science of evolutionary biology and the public’s understanding of it. He has distilled the complexities genetic selection into a number of hit best-sellers notably including “The Selfish Gene” (Oxford University Press, 1976), “The Blind Watchmaker” (Norton & Company, 1986) and “The God Delusion” (Bantam, 2006).   2021 saw the publication of his latest book Books do Furnish a Life: An electrifying celebration of science writing’ – in this book, he converses with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley and others.

His work has earned him global recognition as a leading thinker, topping the 2005 Prospect list of the top 100 public British intellectuals, in 2007 he appeared on Time’s 100 most influential people in the world and in the same year was ranked 20th in the Daily Telegraph’s list of 100 greatest living geniuses.

Read More

Videos of Richard Dawkins

"The Making of a Scientist" (2013)
Lecture at Penn U (2013)
Lecture at Penn U (2013)

Books by Richard Dawkins

Books do Furnish a Life: An electrifying celebration of science writing (2021)
The Selfish Gene

Check Richard Dawkins's speaking availability and fees

Interested in booking Richard Dawkins to speak at an event? Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours.

    View our related Speakers

    Jennifer Risher Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jennifer Risher
    Author, "We Need to Talk"
    Francis Wolff Speaker
    Exclusive
    Francis Wolff
    French Philosopher and Author
    Ann Romney Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ann Romney
    Best-selling Author & Former First Lady of Massachusetts
    Jeffrey Hollender Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jeffrey Hollender
    Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Expert
    Elif Shafak Speaker
    Elif Shafak Speaker
    Exclusive
    Elif Shafak
    Insightful and inspirational speaker on issues of equality, identity, new humanism, spirituality and geopolitics internationally.
    Leta Hong Fincher Speaker
    Exclusive
    Leta Hong Fincher
    Journalist on Gender Inequality in China
    Ali Tabrizi Speaker
    Ali Tabrizi Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ali Tabrizi
    Filmmaker, Conservationist and Director of Netflix’s groundbreaking documentary, Seaspiracy