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Darwin200 events

Darwin200 events begin in July 2008, commemorating 150 years since Darwin first presented his innovative ideas to fellow scientists.

The celebrations build up to Darwin’s 200th birthday in February 2009 and culminate in November 2009, which is the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Look out for the Darwin200 logo which signals that the event is part of the nationwide celebrations.


‘There is grandeur in this view of life... from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.’ Charles Darwin