Richard Dawkins

Tue 7 July 2020

Richard Dawkins

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.

 

Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? Addressing some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate his view of the hypocrisies of religious systems.

Dawkins explains to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being. Richard Dawkins is author of The Selfish Gene, voted The Royal Society’s Most Inspiring Science Book of All Time, and also the bestsellers The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor’s Tale and The God Delusion.