Wallace 100 – the other ‘father’ of evolution by natural selection

 This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace and Darwin came from very different backgrounds – the subject of the lecture in Shrewsbury on 10 February. Darwin was a wealthy man, who could devote his time to his work. Wallace earned his living by travelling and finding specimens for collectors. It was a letter from Wallace that spurred Darwin to publish the theory he had been working on for so many years.

Find out more about Wallace through the Natural History Museum in London.

Darwin Lecture 2013

The 2013 Darwin Lecture in will take place on Sunday 10th February at 2.30pm in the Walker Theatre (within the Theatre Severn Complex) in Shrewsbury.

The lecture will be given by Professor Jim Moore of the Open University and will be entitled “Making Livings – The Economic Worlds of Darwin and Wallace”. Tickets will cost £10 each.

The programme of forthcoming events comments that…. “Alfred Russel Wallace, who wrote about evolution at the same time as Darwin, died in 1913. To recognise his contribution this year’s lecture focuses on the relationship between the two men, their differences and their similarities”.

Details of the lecture and of the Theatre Severn Complex can be found at http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/WhatsOn_focus.asp?ShowId=1087&sC=page10

As in 2012, the Shropshire Humanist Group will be arranging a group booking to the lecture itself along with an optional lunch at or close to the theatre (a suitable venue will be selected shortly).

To be sure of our seats it will be prudent for us to book them well before the festive season gets underway. Although it may feel rather early, if you would like to attend this event could you please let us know as soon as possible and, at the same time, indicate whether you would be interested in meeting for lunch beforehand.

 

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