Richard Dawkins

Richard  Dawkins

Richard Dawkins, an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford, is one of our generation's most influential science communicators and writers. He is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, which he held from 1995 to 2008. The Expanded Phenotype (1982) and The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1998), A Devil's Chaplain (2004), The Ancestor's Tale (2004), and The God Delusion (2007) are among his best-selling novels. He has received numerous literary and scientific honors, including the Royal Society of Literature Award in 1987, the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award in 1990, the Nakayama Prize for Human Science in 1994, the International Cosmos Prize in 1997, and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest in 2009.