Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace are some of the most important figures in the history of science. Yet, despite all that has been written about them over the years, historical research is still turning up completely new findings about their lives, their science, and how they came to change our understanding of life on earth forever.
This talk by, leading expert on Darwin and Wallace, Dr John van Wyhe, summarises two of his most recent books: Charles Darwin in Cambridge and Dispelling the Darkness: Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin.
About John van Wyhe
John van Wyhe is a historian of science, with a focus on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, at the National University of Singapore. He holds numerous academic and research positions, ranging from founder and director of The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online, Scientific Associate, The Natural History Museum (London), a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a Member of the British Society for the History of Science. Through Darwin Online, he has distributed more Darwin to the public than all the publishers in history combined.
Location: Level 16, The Pod, National Library building
Time: 31 July 2014, 7-9pm
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