Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!
Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, Time; Co-author, Double Down: Game Change 2012; Twitter: @MarkHalperin John Heilemann, National Political Correspondent and Columnist, New York Magazine; Co-author, Double Down: Game Change 2012; Twitter: @jheil Melissa Griffin Caen, Political Analyst, "Mornings with Melissa," CBS SF; Political Writer, San Francisco Magazine; Attorney — Moderator; Twitter @melgriffincaenRead more »
Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.
Evolutionary Biologist; Author, The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion and An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist; Twitter @RichardDawkins
In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival
Dawkins has been central to the debates surrounding creationism, intelligent design and religion. He coined the word meme, and his gene-centric view of evolution helped popularize the radical new understanding of Darwinism. Read more »