Edinburgh celebrates Darwin

Aubrey Manning and panel gave a public lecture to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth.

Charles Darwin

“Darwin’s Edinburgh” was held at McEwan Hall, Teviot Place on Thursday 12 February.

The event explored the relationship between Darwin and Edinburgh; the city where he spent two of his most formative years.

Lecture recording

This lecture was recorded and is available online.

Watch and listen online or subscribe to our podcast series.

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Darwin's Edinburgh lecture - video and audio

The panel

Professor Aubrey Manning, Professor John Henry, Dr Stana Nenadic and Professor Stuart Monro
  • Professor Aubrey Manning, zoologist, writer and broadcaster and Emeritus Professor of Natural History, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor John Henry, Reader in Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Stana Nenadic, social historian, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Stuart Monro, Scientific Director of Our Dynamic Earth

The Year of Darwin

2009 is the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin, who studied Medicine at the University.

It also marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of his “On the Origin of Species”, one of the most significant achievements in Western intellectual history.

This is the first in a series of University events to celebrate the Year of Darwin.

Contact details

For more information on these events, including any accessibility enquiries, please contact Ms Erin King.

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Event details

Darwin's Edinburgh

Thursday 12 February 2009, 6.30pm

Thursday 12 February 2009, 7.45pm

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

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

Photographs provided by the kind permission of the speakers.