An Evening With Richard Dawkins at the Lowry

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Portrait image of Richard Dawson wearing a navy suit with a white shirt, clasping his hands together in front of him.
Cuffe & Taylor

23 October 2024 Tickets from £30.00 — Book now

Richard Dawkins is embarking on a USA and Europe tour this Autumn. The best selling author of The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion and Unweaving the Rainbow will be visiting the Lowry as part of his travels in one of only six UK dates on the tour. His impact in bringing scientific concepts to the lay population has affected millions of people to the point of fandom. Find out why this reputation is so well earned by hearing directly from the author himself.

In this tour Dawkins is opening himself up to questions from the audience about his new book, previous titles and his eclectic life as both a scientist and author. It’s a rare opportunity to hear him speak openly and candidly in person about some of the ideologically huge concepts in his writing and research.

Last year saw the publishing of his most recent literary work The Genetic Book of The Dead. Like a lot of his previous work it draws on his expertise in evolution and zoology to create an alternative narrative of how in every living creature we can read the lives of its ancestors through its genes. For example, a lizard who has perfectly camouflage to its environment gives us today an accurate picture of the environment that the lizard’s ancestors would’ve lived in.

So far this latest title has been met with a much less controversial reception than previous books such as The God Delusion. Often his work has provoked a cult following type of reaction from readers and commentators. With occasionally divisive theories, he’s a scientist who prioritises the importance of evidence over everything else.

Witness his compelling arguments on the way we view genes, life and faith as it becomes  bound together for an evening with his renowned wit, charisma and honesty. Expect to hear insightful wisdom alongside a very tangible empathy for the human experience.

23 October 2024 Tickets from £30.00 Book now

Where to go near An Evening With Richard Dawkins at the Lowry

iStock
Leeds
Shop
Waterstones Leeds

Standing proudly on the busy shopping hub of Albion Street, Waterstones Leeds is a bookshop that also hosts a variety of events

Manchester Factory international Festival - People enjoying Festival Square in the city centre
Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Factory Square

Factory Square is a huge beer garden, on the banks of the River Irwell, with top-quality drinks and street food selections.

Manchester
Restaurant
Fenix

Modern Greek Mediterranean cuisine from the team behind Tattu.

Flat Iron Leeds
Leeds
Restaurant
Flat Iron Leeds

Relaxed restaurant in Leeds serving impressively high-quality steaks at an affordable price point.

Odioba
Stockport
Restaurant
Odioba

Odioba is a new audiophile bar in Stockport, from the team behind the much-missed NAM. Coffee shop by day, bar by night.

What's on: Theatre

Until
ExhibitionsManchester
Sweet Dreams at Aviva Studios

Multi-sensory and surreal, Sweet Dreams is a brand-new storytelling experience that takes audiences on a journey through food, appetite and desire.

from £7.50
Brave Space at The Lowry
Until
TheatreSalford
Brave Space at The Lowry

Intimate and magical, Brave Space is a unique circus show that invites the audience to assist and engage directly with the performance.

from £12.00
Open Air Theatre at Grosvenor Park
Until
FestivalsChester
Open Air Theatre at Grosvenor Park

Expect another fabulous season of open-air theatre when The Gangs of New York, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Importance of Being Earnest play Grosvenor Park this summer.

from £6.75

Culture Guides

Rebecca Watson author photo
Literature Events in Manchester and the North

In between working out, then working through, your holiday reading pile this summer, find inspiration for your next bookish acquisitions from our selection of live events and exhibitions.