For the last month, I have been a visiting researcher in the conservation science unit at Cambridge University, which turns 800 (!) this year. Another impressive birthday is today: Charles Darwin's bicentennial--a grand event here in England, although they do admire Darwin daily (note the 10 pound note):
Across the nation, events are commemorating Darwin and his contribution to science, including two of my weekend plans: the British Natural History Museum's Darwin exhibit and tonight's lecture at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution by Shifting Baselines' own Daniel Pauly (this is him cutting the pre-lecture cake).
I forgot Darwin! Charles Darwin turned 200, coincidentally enough, on Darwin Day - Feb. 12th. I dropped the ball. Like Abraham Lincoln who is also celebrating a bicentennial birthday, a new crop of books has arrived on shelves to ... Read Post
Today at the SCQ, there's an awesome piece that imagines Charles Darwin being brought back to life for next year's bicentennial celebration. As well, the piece is written in the context of him checking out the proposed (and, hope... Read Post