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IN PERSON EVENT | 28 Sep 17.30-18.30

George Howard Darwin and the ‘Public’ Understanding of Nature

This lecture examines George Howard Darwin’s development of the field of geophysics and approaches to disseminating complex theories to public audiences across the globe.

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Platypus freeze dried specimen

IN PERSON EVENT | 29 Sep 17:30-18.30

The Platypus, Cambridge, and the Animals Darwin Thought Were Strange

Jack Ashby from the Museum of Zoology tells us about Charles Darwin and his encounters with the 'weird' mammals of Australia.

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Darwin's Big Adventure

FAMILY FUN | 4 Oct 10:30-12:00

Darwin’s Big Adventure: Home Education session

Join Cambridge University Library for this hands-on educational session for educated otherwise families.

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Darwin’s Big Adventure

FAMILY FUN | 5 Oct 13:30-15:00

Darwin’s Big Adventure: Home Education session

Join Cambridge University Library for this hands-on educational session for educated otherwise families.

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Darwin's Experiments

FAMILY FUN | 11 Oct 10:30-12:00

Darwin’s Experiments: Home Education Session

Join Cambridge University Library for this hands-on educational session for educated otherwise families.

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Darwin letters CUP Shop

IN PERSON EVENT | 11 Oct 18:00-19:00

The Life of Darwin's Letters (CUP Shop)

An informal talk at the CUP Shop on the importance of Charles Darwin’s letters to his work, with many illustrations from the Darwin collections in Cambridge.

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BOOK CLUB | 12 Oct 19:00-20:00

The Really Popular Book Club: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Join our book club to discuss Ishiguro's provocative and unsettling novel, Never Let Me Go.

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Darwin's Experiments

FAMILY FUN | 12 Oct 13:30-15:00

Darwin’s Experiments: Home Education Session

Join Cambridge University Library for this hands-on educational session for educated otherwise families.

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Charles Darwin notebooks

IN PERSON EVENT | 13 Oct 17:30-18.30

The Return of the Notebooks

University Librarian, Dr Jessica Gardner, reflects on the disappearance of the Charles Darwin notebooks, and their unexpected but welcome return to the library.

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IN PERSON EVENT | 15 Oct 10:00-11:00

British Sign Language Tour of Darwin in Conversation

Join our guide for a British Sign Language tour of Cambridge University Libraries' latest exhibition.

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Darwins Barnacles at the Museum of Zoology

FAMILY FUN | 26 Oct 12:00-16:00

Darwin's Barnacles (Museum of Zoology)

Explore the amazing world of barnacles at the Museum of Zoology with hands-on activities and makes.

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IN PERSON EVENT | 29 Oct 10:00-10:45

Exhibition Guided Tour

Join us in the Milstein Exhibition Centre for a guided tour of our current exhibition.

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IN PERSON EVENT | 11 Nov 10:00-10:45

Exhibition Guided Tour

Join us in the Milstein Exhibition Centre for a guided tour of our current exhibition.

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Poet Ruth Padel

IN PERSON EVENT | 16 Nov 17:30-18:30

Charles Darwin: Life, Work and Family with Ruth Padel

Poet Ruth Padel delivers a talk and readings based on her book, 'Darwin, A Life in Poems'.

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IN PERSON EVENT | 26 Nov 10:00-10:45

Exhibition Guided Tour

Join us in the Milstein Exhibition Centre for a guided tour of our current exhibition.

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