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Cambridge University Library

Darwin’s Big Adventure

Join staff from Cambridge University Library for this hands-on educational session for educated otherwise families. Children will get to learn about Charles Darwin, his epic voyage on the Beagle, and some of the places he visited along the way.

Important information:

•    These workshops are suitable for ages 7+.

•    Two sessions available: 10:30-12:00 on Tuesday 4 October and 13.30-15.00 on Wednesday 5 October 2022. Each session is limited to 20 participants.

•    Tickets are free and spaces can be booked by emailing Lindsey Jonesman

This event is being hosted as part of Cambridge University Libraries' exhibition, Darwin in Conversation. Charles Darwin’s name is so famous, still so constantly invoked in debates on evolution, society, and religion, that the man himself is easily overlooked. Darwin’s letters sit alongside his famous publications, providing a more rounded, personal view of Darwin. A prolific correspondent, he wrote and received over 15,000 letters in his lifetime. Cambridge University Library’s upcoming exhibition uses this correspondence to uncover little-known aspects of Darwin’s life. 

The exhibition is free, and open 9am-6.30pm Monday-Friday and 9am-4.30pm Saturdays. These workshops are being held immediately next to our exhibition space, so you are welcome to enjoy Darwin in Conversation before or after your workshop.

Venue: Hosted in-person, the Milstein Seminar Rooms at Cambridge University Library (click here for directions).

Registration: Email to reserve a space.

Accessibility: Step-free access with slight gradient; narrowest point into the building is 82.5cm; accessible toilet; baby changing facilities; accessible parking

Date: Wednesday 5 October 2022