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.

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