Richard Dawkins to Speak at Geek Picnic in St. Petersburg

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British biologist and science populariser Richard Dawkins will perform at the annual Geek Picnic festival scheduled for June 24-25 in St. Petersburg, the Colta.ru reported Wednesday.

The famous scientist will become the headliner at Pulkovo park festival. Aside Dawkins’s lecture, visitors of Geek Picnic will be able to test electric skateboards rides, fly hot air balloons and observe installations dedicated to art and Guinness records. Full programme of the festival can be found on its official website (English-language pages are currently under development).

On June 17-18, Geek Picnic will be also held in Moscow's Kolomenskoye Park, with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss being the main guest.