Saturday 14 July

Saturday 14 July

Richard Dawkins

Saturday 14 July, 6.00pm

Guildhall

Tickets: £15

Science in the Soul

The legendary biologist, provocateur and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defence of science and clear thinking with a look at this career-spanning collection of essays, lectures and letters. For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world’s most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. He calls on us to insist that reason take centre stage, while he decries bad science, religion in schools and climate-change deniers.

Richard Dawkins is a fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature and the recipient of numerous honours and awards.

NYJO Nonet

Saturday 14 July, 8.00pm

St Paul’s Church

Tickets: £18

Great American Songbook

The NYJO Nonet is made up of past and present members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and is a showcase for some of the most talented young jazz musicians working in the UK. Their repertoire focuses on small-group improvisation, with compositions and arrangements by current and ex-members of NYJO. In tonight’s Great American Songbook, the NYJO Nonet will explore the very best jazz standards from the 1920s to 1950s, a journey through the big band greats. Expect to be dazzled by the consummate skill, the inspired soloists and the wonderful arrangements of the NYJO Nonet.

The ticket includes a glass of wine during the interval.