Richard Dawkins – Flights of Fancy

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Start time: 14:30
End time: 15:30

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Richard Dawkins – Flights of Fancy, In conversation with Matt Stadlen

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The Wonder of Flight – the Science of Evolution. From Richard Dawkins’ latest volume, weaves an illustrated account of how nature and humans have learned to overcome the pull of gravity and take to the skies.

Gliding effortlessly above the treetops, soaring and swooping, playing and dodging through the third dimension. Computer games and virtual reality headsets can lift imaginations and fly through fabled, magical spaces. But it’s not real.

Some of the past’s greatest minds, including Leonardo da Vinci’s, have yearned for flying machines and struggled to design them. Flights of Fancy is a book about flying – from the mythical Icarus, to the extinct bird Argentavis Magnificens, to the Wright Flyer and the 747.

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Adult: £12

Child: £5

Child Age Limit: None

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Name: Petworth Festival

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Address: St Mary's Church, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AD

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