Edinburgh celebrates Darwin
Aubrey Manning and panel gave a public lecture to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth.
“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.
This lecture was recorded and is available online.
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Darwin's Edinburgh lecture - video and audio
- 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.
For more information on these events, including any accessibility enquiries, please contact Ms Erin King.
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.