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Title: Darwin Now
Date: Friday 04 to Monday 16 November 2009
Time: 09:00 - 18:00 (weekdays)
Organiser: UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science
Location: Floor 1, Science Centre West, Belfield

Tel: 01 716 2395


Darwin Now

The School of Biology and Environmental Science as part of its celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species is hosting the travelling exhibition Darwin Now, produced by the British Council.

No book has had a greater impact on modern biology,  and beyond, than On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. It provided the central theme to illuminate our understanding of  nature, its workings and its diversity. The insights gained from an evolutionary perspective radically altered humankind’s view of life and of itself.  The book set the research agenda for biologists ever since. The implications of the ideas it expresses are still central to contemporary research in biology and medicine.  This exhibition examines the background of Charles Darwin, the origins of the theory of natural selection, explains the main assumptions underlying it and discusses its present relevance and its wider and still somewhat controversial implications.

Evolutionary Biology is a major teaching and research theme in The School of Biology and Environmental Science and we are grateful to the British Council for the opportunity to host this important exhibition.

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