Thursday, February 12, 2009

Charles Darwin

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2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his "The Origin of Species by Natural Selection".

To mark both occasions, institutions around the world are mounting exhibitions and presentations.

BBC

Open University

BBC/Open University joint site

University of Cambridge Darwin Festival

The National Museum of Australia is hosting a free symposium on February 26.

Since 1974 the Darwin Correspondence Project has collected and made available online Darwin's letters to some 2000 correspondents, many of whom were eminent scientists and thinkers of the time.

Darwin's travels in Australia helped him formulate his theory and Wotnews has collected a number of articles from the ABC and other sources about his time here.