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Richard Dawkins

Prof. Richard Dawkins MA, D.Phil., D.Sc., FRSL, FRS

Professorial Fellow, Charles Simonyi Professor in the Public Understanding of Science

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Richard Dawkins was educated at Balliol (of which he is now an Honorary Fellow) and has taught Zoology at the universities of California at Berkeley (1967-1969) and Oxford, where he became a Fellow of New College in 1970. On election to the Charles Simonyi Professorship in 1995, he became a Professorial Fellow. His books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain and, most recently, The Ancestor's Tale. He won the International Cosmos Prize (Japan) for 1997, the Kistler Prize (USA) for 2001, and the Shakespeare Prize (Germany) for 2005. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. His main interests are evolution and the communication of science. He is married to Lalla Ward, and has a daughter. Further information may be obtained from an unofficial site here

Email: richard.dawkins@oum.ox.ac.uk