A Meaningful Life

Listen in, as two former Oxford colleagues, one from science and one from religion, talk about what leads to a meaningful life — wonder, ethics, empathy and much more. Jane Shaw, Dean for Religious Life and professor of Religious Studies at Stanford and Richard Dawkins, fellow emeritus of New College Oxford, preview the not-yet-published second volume of Dawkins’ memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, which is a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged Dawkins to shift his attention to the intersection of culture, religion, and the natural world.

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Science

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