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« on: February 07, 2009, 10:54:25 am »


                                   The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin

In July 2008, the world  celebrated the 150th anniversary of one of the greatest scientific milestones
in history. 

At a meeting of the Linnean Society of London on 1st July 1858 the paper from Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace outlining, for the first time, the theory of evolution by natural selection was read.   


                    February 2009 sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. 

At this time of special anniversaries, the Linnean Society of London is taking the opportunity to join people around the world in celebrating the life and legacy of this great man. 

The highlight of 2008 was the Conversazione and Commemorative Meeting on 1st July, the 150th anniversary of the reading of the Darwin-Wallace paper, followed by a two day scientific meeting: "The Driving Forces of Evolution: From Darwin to the modern age" (see below for more information).   


Follow the links below for more information:

Darwin 200

A collaboration of organisations across the UK who are celebrating Darwin’s 200th birthday
Darwin, Wallace and the Linnean Society

More information on the joint paper by Darwin and Wallace: “On the Variation of Organic Beings in a state of Nature; on the Natural Means of Selection; on the Comparison of Domestic Races and true Species"

Darwin and Wallace in The Linnean

A selection of articles from the Linnean Society newsletter

Linnean Society Events

The programme of events for 2008, including Darwin celebrations

The Darwin-Wallace Medal

A commemorative medal, awarded on the 50th, 100th and now the 150th anniversary of the reading
of the Darwin-Wallace paper

The Wallace Collection at the Natural History Museum

A remarkable selection of digitised letters, notes, articles and even some of the insect specimens that Alfred Russel Wallace collected on his travels
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