Exhibitions and activities

Exhibition opening at the Talbot Rice Gallery

As part of the year-long celebrations, the University is creating a series of exhibitions and activities inspired by Charles Darwin.

The events will not only explore the relationship between Darwin and Edinburgh but also look at how Darwin's ideas continue to influence us today.


The Talbot Rice Gallery

The University’s Talbot Rice Gallery will be showcasing two concurrent exhibitions from 24 October.

Darwin’s Edinburgh 24 October - 12 December 2009
An historical exhibition that examines Darwin’s time in Edinburgh. The key exhibit is the gallery space itself, which is the is the original site of the College Museum where Darwin studied.
Darwin’s Edinburgh
An Entangled Bank24 October - 12 December 2009
A display of contemporary artists’ responses to Darwin’s Edinburgh years and his scientific discoveries.
An Entangled Bank

The exhibitions are a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh's Collections, the Visual Arts Research Institute, Edinburgh and the Talbot Rice Gallery.

InSpace Gallery

Are We Human?5 December 2009 - 10 January 2010Inspace, Informatics Forum, 10, Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.
The exhibition explores the relationship between the environment and intelligent life and ends with an examination of human invention in the age of informatics. Open Wed - Sun, 10am - 6pm. Closed 24th/25th Dec 2009 and 1st/2nd Jan 2010.
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Are We Human?

The University Visitor Centre

Darwin in Edinburgh15 May - 30 October 2009University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre, 2, Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD.
An enlightening mini-exhibition on Darwin at the University Visitor Centre.
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Doors Open Day 26 - 27 September 2009Various University venues including: Informatics Forum, Ashworth Natural History Museum, Cockburn Museum of GeoSciences and the Medical School.
Part of the annual Doors Open Day event.
Doors Open Day

Contact details

For more information on our Darwin events, please contact Deepthi De-Silva Williams.

Deepthi De-Silva Williams


These events may be photographed or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

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