Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Growing Up in the Universe

I have just finished watching the 5-hour double DVD "Growing Up in the Universe".

Oxford professor Richard Dawkins presents a series of lectures on life, the universe, and our place in it. With brilliance and clarity, Dawkins unravels an educational gem that will mesmerize young and old alike. Illuminating demonstrations, wildlife, virtual reality, and special guests (including Douglas Adams) all combine to make this collection a timeless classic.

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children were founded by Michael Faraday in 1825, with himself as the inaugural lecturer. The 1991 lecturer was Richard Dawkins whose five one-hour lectures, originally televised by the BBC, are now available for [...] on DVD.

Although it was 1991 lecture (some 16 years ago), it is still highly relevant and informative. Strongly recommend it and should be a compulsory material for ALL students in high schools.

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