The additional lecture by Professor Richard Dawkins, held to meet public demand for tickets to hear the eminent Oxford scientist, ended in a standing ovation in a full house at Theatre Sofia a few hours before the May 14 official opening of the 2015 Sofia Science Festival.
The lecture by Dawkins was arranged after tickets for his lecture on May 16 sold out.
The four days of the festival, to May 17, see more than 60 events, including with the participation of scientists from Bulgaria, the UK, Ireland, Poland and Spain.
School groups began a succession of visits to the festival on May 14, with a particular focus of interest being a stand showing the past and future of computers, featuring an array of Bulgaria’s Pravetz computers, dating back to the 1980s.
Further details about the Sofia Science Festival, being held in Sofia’s Zaimov (also known as Oborishte) Park from May 14 to 17, can be found on its Facebook page and at its website. The Sofia Globe is a media partner of the 2015 Sofia Science Festival.