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Published on Nov 30, 2012
The series explored our "growing knowledge of how life grows up in the universe" - from the child growing up amidst the wonder and complexity of life, to the evolution of mankind and humanity's increasing understanding of the world and how it works through the devlopment of modern science.
Prof Dawkins talks about the challenges of presenting in front of an audience of children and recalls the good will shown towards him once people heard he was involved in the prestigious Lectures.
Amongst his personal highlights are a cutting-edge Virtual Reality version of the Lecture Theatre and working with a range of special guests - including the author Douglas Adams who 'volunteers' to read an extract from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.