How much do you know about Darwin?
Memorial exhibition of the 200th anniversary of Charles Robert Darwin
Throughout the 19th century there was a transformation in thought that still reverberates today. The workings of nature and the variety of life were re-imagined in ways that underlie all modern biology. The wider implications of these ideas still provoke controversy.
One man, and one book, came to symbolise the new biology of evolution. Charles Darwin was born in the United Kingdom in 1809. He was 50 when he published perhaps the most famous scientific work ever written. Therefore, 2009 marks both the bicentenary of his birth and 150 years since the first appearance of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
Organisations all over the world are celebrating Darwin with exhibitions, festivals, plays, film, talks, student summits, conferences and much more! The Cultural and Education section of the British Embassy is delighted that the Paleozoological Museum of China and Global Science magazine are contributing to this international celebration with their own vibrant and informative exhibition for the public to enjoy. In this exhibition you can learn about Darwin and his amazing voyage on the Beagle, wonder at the specimen’s which demonstrate evolution and participate in the survey – ‘How much do you know about Darwin?’
I hope that you enjoy the exhibition, and I also welcome you to take part in the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy’s Darwin Now activities during 2009 and 2010.
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Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy