[ceevol] FW: Wallace100 lecture series information

  • From: "Dempster, Jane" <j.dempster@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'ceevol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' (ceevol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)" <ceevol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, LERN LondonEvolution <londonevolution@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 11:08:14 +0000

Dear Colleagues

Forwarding on behalf of the NHM for your possible interest.

Best regards
Jane Dempster/Chris Langridge - CEE Administrator



Jane M Dempster
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As part of the Wallace100 celebrations taking part in 2013, the Natural History 
Museum will be hosting a monthly lecture series. These lectures are part of the 
Museum's participation in Wallace100, an international programme of projects 
and events celebrating the centenary of Wallace's death on 7 November 2013. At 
these monthly events, leading biologists and historians will discuss different 
aspects of Wallace's life and work. The series also highlights the significance 
of the Museum as a focal point for Wallace collections and studies.

The Natural History Museum, 6 June 2013 16:30 - 17:30 Flett Events Theatre

Prof James Moore - 'Making Livings: Why Darwin's and Wallace's theories were 
worlds apart'

In the 5th in our series of Wallace100 lectures, James Moore, acclaimed author 
and history of science professor, explores how different the Victorian 
naturalists, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, were in their 
socio-economic backgrounds and in their thinking about evolution.

Free tickets need to be booked in advance
Book tickets 
online<http://www.nhm.ac.uk/tickets/wallace-flat-earth/events-listing.html?utm_source=wallace-v-darwin-tickets&utm_medium=wallace-v-darwin-tickets&utm_campaign=wallace-v-darwin-tickets>
Doors open 16.00

Personally no less than professionally, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles 
Darwin were chalk and cheese. 'I fear we shall never quite understand each 
other,' an exasperated Darwin once wrote to Wallace. And the gulf between them 
was deeper and wider than anyone has yet grasped.

James Moore will tackle Darwin's and Wallace's supposed 'independent discovery' 
of the theory of natural selection by showing that from the start their 
theories were as different as the men themselves, as far apart as the ways in 
which they saw all species make their livings.

About James Moore
James Moore is co-author with Adrian Desmond of the bestselling biography 
Darwin (1991), now in 10 languages, and Darwin Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and 
the Quest for Human Origins (2009). With degrees in science, divinity and 
history, Moore has taught at Cambridge and the Open University, where he is 
Professor of the History of Science.

Details of the event can also be found here: 
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/events/programs/nhm/wallace_versus_darwin_-_wallace100_lecture.html

Details of the Wallace100 celebrations can be found here: 
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/wallace/events/index.html

Details of Wallace100 events taking place at the NHM can be found here: 
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/wallace100events




Many thanks,

Marie Rose
Science Group Administrator
Science Administration Team
Library and Archives | Projects and Initiatives
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
T: +44 (0) 20 7942 5267
F: +44 (0) 20 7942 5229
E: m.rose@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:m.rose@xxxxxxxxx>
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Please note my work hours are 8.30 - 4.30.





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Max Reuter

Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
Faculty of Life Sciences
University College London
Darwin Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT, UK

Phone: +44-20-76792201 (internal 32201)

Lab: http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbtmre/Labsite/
Department: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/gee
Centre for Ecology and Evolution: http://www.ceevol.org.uk
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