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Darwin Festival in Cambridge in July

///Darwin Festival in Cambridge in July

Darwin Festival in Cambridge in July

Darwin Festival in Cambridge in July

There will be events to celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin all over the world in 2009 – it is the bicentenary of his birth and 150 years since the publication of the Origin of Species.

Three years ago Professor Patrick Bateson established a committee in Cambridge made up of academics from all disciplines which gave itself the task of setting up a Festival to celebrate the legacy of Charles Darwin. I was one of the members given the task of organising a Darwin and the Arts series of events for the Festival.

The Festival programme is now complete and Festival booking has now gone live. You can see the full programme on:

www.darwin2009.cam.ac.uk

<It” target=”_new”>http://www.darwin2009.cam.ac.uk/>It is to be a week long. Each day academics, philosophers and intellectuals such as Dawkins, Attenborough and Dennett will give lectures but there will also be a significant number of arts events – poets, artists, novelists and playwrights will talk about Darwin or give readings. This includes two significant highlights – a major event with Ian McEwan and A.S. Byatt at the Corn Exchange and a major exhibition showing Darwin’s influence on the arts at the Fitzwilliam.

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