The Atheist Foundation of Australia proudly presents An Appetite for Wonder with Professor Richard Dawkins.
RICHARD DAWKINS is the founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, Vice President of the British Humanist Association, and is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design.
Held over three cities, An Appetite for Wonder will feature a discussion with LESLIE CANNOLD (the Australian author, ethicist and public intellectual), and book signing featuring Professor Dawkins’ first in his autobiographical series An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.
Melbourne: Saturday 29 November 2014, 8pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf.
Brisbane: Monday 1 December 2014, 8pm
Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane.
Sydney: Thursday 4 December 2014, 8pm
Seymour Centre City Rd, Chippendale.
From 1995 to 2008 Professor Richard Dawkins was the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is an internationally recognised best-selling author; among his books are The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Magic of Reality.
His 2006 book The God Delusion has sold more than two million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages. Dawkins lectures across the world and last presented in Australia at the 2010 and 2012 AFA Global Atheist Conventions in Melbourne. His most recent book, An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of A Scientist, is an autobiography of his early years.
While often controversial, his talks are always thought-provoking, and his body of work has inspired countless atheists, secularists, and humanists around the globe.
Dr Leslie Cannold consults, commentates, and educates on gender, leadership, ethics, corporate social responsibility and social media. She is a regular on ABC TV’s Moral Compass and does the ethics round as a member of ABC Radio’s Central West Mornings team. Leslie sits on a variety of boards and advisory committees and is the recipient of numerous awards and notices for her contributions to public life.
In 2013, Leslie was listed alongside Prime Minister Julia Gillard as one of Melbourne’s most influential women. She was a finalist in the best science tweet contest for Science Week 2010 and in 2011 was honoured as Australian Humanist of the Year.
Tickets will be available for purchase by members of the AFA from 11:00am on Wednesday 29th October, and by the general public from 11:00am on Friday 31st October at: