Darwin 2009 commemorations

2009 was the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species (24 November 1859) and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth (12 February 1809). This page lists the associated worldwide events and publications.


Submissions for this list (which is still being updated even though 2009 is over) should be emailed to Dr John van Wyhe in the form: 'day month year title. Sponsor/venue. Link.' e.g. 24 Nov. 2009 event... or the proper bibliographical format for publications etc.

Items are loosely grouped into 'Events', 'Publications' and 'Films, documentaries & performances'. Although this list is far from comprehensive, it is probably the largest list of worldwide Darwin events in 2009.

See also '1909: The first Darwin centenary'


The [Dutch] Beagle project - reconstructing Darwin's 5-year long voyage on HMS Beagle in one year.

Natural History Museum's Darwin200 Events page here.

Darwin Day Celebration here.

Darwin Now. British Council. here.

The Darwin 150 Project (on facebook) here.

The HMS Beagle Project

16 Sept 2008 - 6 April 2009 The Darwin Bicentennial at Appalachian State University. http://universityforum.appstate.edu including '13 lectures by distinguished scholars. Dr. James Costa, Director of Highlands Biological Laboratory, and Professor at Western Carolina University, will present a lecture on Feb 10, 2009 titled "On the Origin of the Origin", which will detail his soon to be published book The Annotated Origin of the Species, from Harvard University Press. We will also have an Evolution Film Festival, music and art competitions, and theatrical productions of the Scopes Trial (from actual transcripts) and Inherit the Wind.'

Autumn 2008 - 2009 Celebrating Darwin and Evolution, Case Western Reserve University

Sept. 2008-Feb. 2009 Darwin Year Celebration. Davidson College Department of Biology. http://www.bio.davidson.edu/people/kahales/misc/Darwinyear0809/Darwin2009.html

14 Nov. 2008 - 19 April 2009 Darwin exhibition Natural History Museum, London.
Darwin is the biggest ever exhibition about Charles Darwin. It celebrates Darwin's ideas and their impact for his 200th birthday in 2009. Discover the man and the revolutionary theory that changed our understanding of the world. See incredible, revealing and rare exhibits, some on display for the first time.

Dec. 2008-2009 'Charles Darwin in Australia' National Museum of Australia

2009 The Vancouver Evolution Festival - UBC&SFU/Vancouver Canada. A year-long celebration of the joint anniversaries of Darwin's birth and the publication of On the Origin of Species. Events throughout the year and throughout the city will explore Darwin's many contributions to science, the latest findings in evolution & biodiversity, and the profound implications of these discoveries for society today. http://www.vanevo.ca.

Darwin Sesquicentennial Program at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. http://www.uc.edu/darwin/

2009. Zoology Museum, University of Cambridge. 'Beetles, Finches and Barnacles: The Zoological Collections of Charles Darwin'. The exhibition will look at how Darwin's experiences in Zoology shaped his ideas on evolution and natural selection, using many of the specimens he collected throughout his life (especially during the Beagle Voyage).

2 Jan. - 31 March 2009 The Lost World exhibition A display on Conan Doyle, Darwin and early portrayals of evolution to coincide with the Lost World Read 2009. In this initiative, thousands of people from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hampshire, Shrewsbury, City of Westminster and most of South West England will be celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle with a mass-read of The Lost World. Bristol Central Library, Bristol.

5-31 Jan. 2009 Voyage of the Beagle by Private Jet. follows highlights of Darwin's voyage, beginning at Stanford's campus near Palo Alto, California and ending in London. Stanford professors Bill Durham and David Abernethy, along with Harvard professor Janet Browne, will accompany the program as faculty leaders, delivering a comprehensive educational program focused on Darwin's life, discoveries and legacy. Travelers will fly from destination to destination aboard a private Boeing 757, custom-fitted for just 92 passengers.

18 Jan. - 7 March 2009 Darwin College, Cambridge. Darwin Lecture Series

19 Jan. - 31 May 2009 Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species A small display at the National Portrait Gallery in London will celebrate Darwin's life and work through the medium of photography, itself a rapidly changing product of nineteenthcentury science. Alongside portraits of Darwin at various stages of his life, the display includes images of those who were instrumental in the publication of his controversial theory. National Portrait Gallery, London.

22-24 Jan. 2009 To mark the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin (born Feb. 12, 1809) MIT will host a major conference January 22-24 that will celebrate the famed naturalist's life and examine a wide spectrum of topics related to evolution. http://sites.google.com/darwinbicentennial/register

24 Jan. - 18 April 2009 Darwin's Voyage of Discovery An exhibition including a timeline filled with anecdotes and stories to explore Darwin's journey across the oceans. Take a closer look at our living ancestral heritage with specimens from the natural history collections. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/museumdarwin200.htm

26 Jan. – April 2009 Walk in Darwin's footsteps at ZSL London Zoo. 'To celebrate Darwin200, the year of Darwin's two hundredth birthday, ZSL London Zoo will be launching a free, fully interactive trail for 2009 on February 14th. For half term only, visitors will be able to join Darwin himself (or at least an actor playing Darwin!) on an exploratory walk around the Zoo.' Press Contact: Rebecca Smith, rebecca.smith@zsl.org or 0207 449 6236

29 Jan. - 4 March 2009 The Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolution. Special Series of Seminars in Human Evolution http://www.human-evol.cam.ac.uk/

Darwin200 - 'a collaboration of organisations across the UK who are celebrating Darwin's 200th birthday in February 2009 with an exciting programme of activities.'

2 Feb. - 1 Oct. 2009 Charles Darwin: The Beginnings of a Continuing Journey A small exhibition exploring how Shrewsbury influenced Darwin. Rowley's House, Shrewsbury http://www.shrewsburymuseums.com/exhibitions/001127.html

2 Feb. 2009, 8:30 pm. 'Darwin Anniversary Cafe: Modern Living and Evolution'. Exeter Cafescientifique, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS. (sponsored by Michelmores Solicitors).

5 Feb. 2009 CHAST Lecture – Is human evolution over? Steve Jones. University of Sydney

5-28 Feb. 2009, "Emory Evolving Arts: New Works Festival," Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts and Emory University Creativity & Arts Initiative, http://www.creativity.emory.edu

5-6 Feb. 2009 Darwin Day meeting. Natural History Museum, Milan, Italy.

6 Feb. - 28 Aug. 2009 Charles Darwin: A Man of Enlarged Curiosity An exhibition of publications and specimens representing Darwin's work and life. Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery, 19 Deike Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA Opening reception and celebration, 12 February 2009

6-7 Feb. 2009 The Origin: An Oratorio In Celebration of Charles Darwin's Work and Life by Richard Einhorn. Commissioned and sponsored by The State University of New York At Oswego, Oswego, New York. Under the musical direction of Julie Pretzat, this 105-minute work featured such artists as filmmaker Bill Morrison, the Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, soprano Jacqueline Horner, and baritone Eric Johnson. The performance also included several Oswego ensembles, such as the SUNY Oswego College Choir, Oswego College-Community Orchestra, and the Oswego Festival Chorus.

7-15 Feb. 2009, Ithaca Darwin Days. Sponsored by Cornell University and the Paleontological Research Institution. http://www.ithacadarwindays.org/

7 Feb. - 7 June 2009 Darwin at Down An exhibition of photographs of Darwin and his family 7 February – 7 June 2009, Horniman Museum, London

7 Feb. 2009 - Jan. 2010 The National Museum of Wales in conjunction with the Open University in Wales is hosting Darwin: A Revolutionary Scientist. http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/darwin200/

8-13 Feb. 2009 Evolution - The Event. Melbourne (Australia).

9 Feb. 2009 The Nature Darwin Debate 1: Are We Still Evolving? 7 pm. Is natural selection still shaping humans given that our survival is often more dependent on technology than genes? What are the implications for future generations from sedentary lifestyles, falling birth rates and older parents? What might our species look like 1000 years from now?   Join three leading experts in evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology including Henry Gee (British palaeontologist, evolutionary biologist and Senior Editor of Nature) and Susan Blackmore (freelance writer, lecturer, broadcaster and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol) as they debate the latest evidence and its implications.

9 Feb. 2009 5pm John van Wyhe lecture. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology seminar series, School of Biology, University of St Andrews.

9 Feb. 2009 Why Darwin Matters Dr Michael Shermer, author of Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, talks about evolution and intelligent design. University of Bristol, Bristol.

9 Feb. 2009 The Darwin's Sacred Cause book launch takes place at 6pm in the Great Hall on Imperial College London's South Kensington campus. Entry is by advance free ticket only. Tickets can be reserved by emailing events@imperial.ac.uk

9-12 Feb. 2009  Darwin Days; Series of events including lectures,   posters, exhibits, games, videos, etc. to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Darwin's birth; sponsored by the Univesity of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers; to be held in the Maucker Student  Union on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, USA.  For more information and details: http://darwinweek.com/

9-14 Feb. 2009 Darwin Week Festival Clemson University http://people.clemson.edu/~mchildr/Darwin/

9 Feb. 2009 6 pm. Exhibition Inauguration: Charles Darwin and his Links to St Andrews. School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews. http://darwin.st-andrews.ac.uk

10 Feb. 2009 4 pm. Evolution in the Century of Biology: Adaptation to Societal Need. Professor Thomas Meagher seminar, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews. http://darwin.st-andrews.ac.uk

10 Feb. 2009 6 pm. Film - Inherit the Wind. New Picture House Cinema, St Andrews, Fife. http://www.nphcinema.co.uk

11 Feb. 2009 The Animals and Ourselves. Join Professor Aubrey Manning as he discusses the two key questions of do humans have instincts and do animals have intellects? Hawthornden Court, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh http://www.nms.ac.uk/talksandlectureseventslist.aspx.

11 Feb. 2009 Can British Science Rise to the New Challenges of the Twenty- First Century? For the 2009 Annual Darwin Day Lecture, organised by the British Humanist Association, Prof Sir David King will speak about the present state and future of science in Britain. Conway Hall, London.

10 Feb. 2009- Toulouse Museum (http://www.museum.toulouse.fr/), in conjunction with CNRS & University of Toulouse. 'How Darwin changed our vision of the world?' Public lecture series, events, and exhibitions throughout 2009, starting on Feb 10 with a celebration week, and a symposium on 'Evolution & Medecine' in Oct.

12 Feb. 2009 Darwin at the Museum The Natural History Museum will celebrate with a day of public talks and gallery performances celebrating the bicentenary, and in the evening the Museum will host the main Darwin200 VIP event. This will feature new works of art inspired through Darwin related programmes supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Admin, and by The Gulbenkian Foundation and The Galapagos Conservation Trust. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/.

12 Feb. - 3 May 2009 Yale Center for British Art: 'Endless forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts'

12 Feb. 2009 An exclusive dinner for 100 guests will be taking place at Christ's College, Cambridge – part of the effort of the college to raise £500,000 to establish a Darwin Research Fellowship at Charles Darwin's former college alongside a programme for visiting scientists from the Galapagos together with the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Special guests HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Sir David Attenborough and Andrew Marr).

12 Feb. 2009 Reflections, Evolution of the Huxley Wilberforce Debate of 1860 A conversation between Richard Dawkins and Lord Richard Harries (recently Bishop of Oxford) celebrates Darwin's contribution to modern biology and explores the Great Debate at the Oxford British Association meeting of 1860. 12 February 2009, Oxford University

12 Feb. 2009. THE 2009 OCEES DARWIN LECTURE Dr. Nina Jablonski will present "The evolution of human skin and skin color" 4:10 pm. Darwin Bicentennial Seminars at Ohio University. For the venue and further information visit the OCEES website: www.ocees.ohio.edu/

12 Feb 2009 Inaugural workshop entitled 'Darwin Across the Disciplines' hosted by the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. First of a year-long series of events at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. For more information and contact details: http://www.ou.edu/darwin/Home.html

12 Feb. 2009 Annual Darwin Day conference on the philosophy of biology and Darwinism, including a Café Scientifique public debate. University of Birmingham http://darwinday.bham.ac.uk/.

12 Feb. 2009 Exploring and Investigating Nature. The launch of a photographic competition, open to all ages. The winning entries will form a display in November 2009. Grant Museum, Horniman Museum, Institute of Biology http://www.horniman.ac.uk/darwin/.

12 Feb. 2009 Happy Birthday Mr Darwin A voyage of the Beagle trail around the zoo, revealing significant dates within the life of Charles Darwin and featuring some of his publications and discoveries. 12 February 2009, Edinburgh Zoo http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/.

12 Feb. - 12 May 2009 Mr Darwin's Fishes An exhibition about the Beagle fish specimens and Darwin's lifelong friend, the eminent naturalist Leonard Jenyns. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution http://www.brlsi.org/darwin2009/index.html

12 Feb. 2009. Darwin 200 in St Andrews; a series of seminars, bringing together some of the greatest minds in the university to celebrate and appropriately honour one of Britain's best known and respected scientists. School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews. http://darwin.st-andrews.ac.uk

12 Feb. 2009 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Darwin: His Enduring Legacy in an Age of Ecological Crisis, Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center. Join Dr. H Bruce Rinker to learn how Charles Darwin conjoined decades of field observations with his investigative spirit and the knowledge of his day to produce what some consider the most significant scientific works ever authored. Free program, cake, and refreshments. Pre-registration required. http://www.weedonislandpreserve.org

12 Feb. MacLeay Museum Exhibition: Accidental Encounters. University of Sydney

12 & 14 Feb. 2009 'Beetle Buzz: Darwin's Doings and the Bugs of York.' Multimedia poetry show for adults and children alike by Anneliese Emmans Dean with live music from David Hammond. Part of 'The Fruits of Heresy' Darwin season at Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, UK http://www.thebigbuzzbiz/see_a_show_.html

12-15 Feb. 2009 BioEd 2009 Conference to promote understanding of biodiversity and the importance of evolutionary biology through an international exchange of ideas and knowledge about current research and education. Christchurch, New Zealand. http://www.allanwilsoncentre.ac.nz

12 Feb. 2009-Sept. 18 2009 Charles Darwin: After the Origin Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/darwin/ Cornell University Library will begin the celebration of its major Darwin exhibition with a lecture by Dr. Frank H.T. Rhodes, a preeminent Darwin scholar and president emeritus of Cornell University, on Feb. 12. The exhibition runs until September and includes documents, rare books, engravings, photographs and artifacts.

13 Feb. 2009 The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, opens to the public on 13 February 2009. Experience Darwin's world as never before with a visit to Down House - his Kentish family home and the unconventional laboratory in which he researched and wrote On the Origin of Species. Rare and unique collections, including many of Darwin's personal possessions, will be on display for the first time alongside an exciting new multimedia tour of the family rooms as well as the extensive gardens, known as Darwin's 'outdoor laboratory'. Interact with the rare Beagle notebooks via exciting new digital displays and imagine what life at sea was like with an impressive full scale replica of Darwin's cabin on the Beagle.

13 Feb. 2009 Charles Darwin - The True Story. Lecture by John van Wyhe. 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre.

13 Feb. 2009 A Day For Darwin, Biology Department, Queens College, Lefrak Concert Hall, http://dennehylab.bio.qc.cuny.edu/dd.html Symposium and Panel Discussion, Free and Open to the Public.

13 Feb. at 8.15 pm: Screening of 'Flock of dodos' followed by a Q and A with the director Dr. Randy Olson. Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

14 Feb. at 3 pm: Panel discussion on evolution, creationism and intelligent design chaired by Prof. Michael Akam. The panel includes Dr. Rob Asher (Museum of Zoology, Cambridge), Prof. Michael Reiss (Institute of Education), Prof. Robert Foley (LCHES), Dr. Randy Olson, Dr. David Rosevear (creation science movement) and Revd. Angela Tilby. Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

14 Feb. at 8 pm: Screening of 'Inherit the wind'. Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

14 Feb. 2009 'Happy Birthday Charles Darwin' The Manchester Museum www.manchester.ac.uk/museum Happy Birthday Charles Darwin will be a family Big Saturday including displays of specimens that Darwin collected, Museum and University of Manchester experts on hand, performances from "Darwin and his Dodo" and science experiments. Pride of place will be the Museum's Giant Tortoise from the Galapagos Islands.

14 Feb. 2009 Logic and democracy: 4th Darwin Day in Correggio (RE) , Italy. Meeting with Domenico Massaro - Logic Academic at Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of Siena University. - 8 pm - Evening meeting - Symposium: "Around the table with Platone". Table conversation with prof. Domenico Massaro. Promoted by Al Simposio Association and Biblioteca Comunale Correggio. Info: alsimposio@tiscali.it

14 Feb. 2009 Happy Birthday Charles Darwin This family Big Saturday includes displays, performances and science experiments with the museum's giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands taking pride of place. The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester

14-22 Feb. 2009 Walk in Darwin's footsteps this half term, Step back in time this February half term at ZSL London Zoo ZSL London Zoo, and embark on an exciting walk with 'Charles Darwin', the pioneering scientist who penned the renowned 'Origin of Species'. ZSL London Zoo has a historical relationship with Charles Darwin of which it is very proud. Darwin was a corresponding fellow to the Zoological Society of London throughout his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle, during which time he developed his groundbreaking ideas on natural selection.

17 Feb. February Sydney Ideas – Michael Ruse on Darwin. University of Sydney

20 Feb. - Dec. 2009 Christ's College, Cambridge, Darwin's restored student rooms, Darwin garden with new statue of student aged Darwin by Anthony Smith and Lady Margaret lectures. For Darwin's room opening times click here.

Feb. - Nov. 2009 Christ's College Old Library, exhibition: 'Charles Darwin: On land and at sea'. http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/current-students/library/darwin200/ Free admission.
'An exhibition celebrating the two-hundreth anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin is now open in the Old Library. The exhibition is open to the public between 10 and 12, and again between 2 and 4, every Wednesday and Thursday. It is also open on Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4. Please check this website frequently, as opening times are subject to change. For organized / group visits, please contact the Library.'

18 Feb. 2009 Darwin at the Movies: Alfred Russell Wallace and Genius-Charles Darwin. San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/darwinatmovies.html

18 & 22 Feb. 2009 Darwin in Carnival in Recife and Olinda: Photos of the traditional lauching of the National S&T Week in the Carnival of Olinda and Recife with commemoration of the Darwin Year and IYA. Several scientists´ big dolls [Darwin, Galileu, Einstein, Carlos Chagas, ...] went to the streets: http://www.sbpcpe.org/fotos/2009/carnaval/olinda/
Sponsors: Ministry of Science and Technology, SPPC - PE, UFPE, IFET-PE

2009 The expedition "The Darwin Trails" has followed Darwin's footsteps in his trip to the state of Rio de Janeiro (1832). The expedition had an intense participation of teachers, schools, scientists and general people. Commemorative plaques were launched in 12 cities or small towns with Randal Keynes. Many other activities will be realized in these cities in 2009. http://www.casadaciencia.ufrj.br/caminhosdedarwin/ Photos of the expedition in: http://picasaweb.google.com.br/casadaciencia
Sponsors: Ministry of Science and Technology, Casa da Sciencia/UFRJ, Departamento de Recursos Minerias - Rio de Janeiro

2009 Project Darwin in Bahia with several activities organized in 2008 and many others for 2009: http://www.cienciaartemagia.ufba.br/darwinnabahia/
Sponsors: FAPESB, Federal University of Bahia, Ministry of Science and Technology, SECTI - Ba

18 Feb. - 27 May 2009 Darwin lectures and workshops at the University of Bern, Switzerland. http://www.forum.unibe.ch/de/pro_Darwin.htm

22 Feb. 2009 Lectures by Peter Kjaergaard and John van Wyhe. National History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen.

25-27 Feb. 2009 DARWIN IN SEVILLE 2009 http://www.institucional.us.es/darwin09/home.html

26 Feb. 2009 The reception of Charles Darwin in Europe. A colloquium at Christ's College, Cambridge. http://www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/rbae/Darwin_Colloquium.htm

26-28, Feb. 2009. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogota DC Colombia (South America) 'A Symposium on Evolution in commemoration of Darwin bicentenary will be held at The National University of Colombia. The three days meeting "Darwin 200 years and evolutionary thinking in 2009" will gather professors from several Latin-American countries that have previously worked together in what is named the Bogota group. An audience (ca 400) of students, teachers, researchers and science professors is expected. The organizing committee is conformed by Eugenio Andrade, Joao Mu�oz and Alejandro Rosas with the support of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. To check more information, see http://www.darwin2009.unal.edu.co/index.html'

27 Feb. 2009 'Early Influences on Darwin: The Beagle Years.' Talk by Professor Alistair Fitter, of University of York. Part of 'The Fruits of Heresy' Darwin season at St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, UK http://www.yorkunitarians.org.uk/

28 Feb. 2009 'Darwin's Influence: Intelligent Design Then and Now.' Talk by Dr Simon Hardy, of University of York (retired). Part of 'The Fruits of Heresy' Darwin season at St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, UK http://www.yorkunitarians.org.uk/

March - Nov. 2009 The Natural History Museum, Mexico City. Two exhibitions, one to coincide with a major book fair in March and the other opening in November. For more information, contact Rosa Linda Fragoso, rosita.de.maiz@gmail.com.

c. March 2009 'Darwin's Reach: A Celebration of Darwin's Legacy Across Academic Disciplines' Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Contact: Stu Vincent, 516-463-6493, stuart.vincent@hofstra.edu

2 March 2009 Darwin lecture by author Edward J. Larson. San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/edwardlarson.html

4 March 2009 Darwin at the Movies: Angels and Insects. San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/darwinatmovies.html

3 March 2009 Convidamos VExª para assistir à Conferência "O GÉNIO DE DARWIN" a proferir pela Profª Doutora Ana Leonor Pereira, no dia 3 DE MARÇO DE 2009, às 17horas,  na Sala de Conferências do CEIS20, integrada no Ciclo de Conferências "200 Anos de Darwin".

3-7 March 2009 Conference: 'Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories A Critical Appraisal 150 Years After "The Origin of Species" (http://www.evolution-rome2009.org/)'

6-7 March 2009 The Evolution of Biology at York: Past, Present, and Future. Association of Graduate Students in Biological Sciences (AGSBS)/York University, Toronto http://www.biol.yorku.ca/grad/symposium/index.htm

9 March - Nov. 2009 Darwin Today. The Joint Research Counci. A travelling exhibition booked for 25 sites across the UK. The exhibition is aimed at engaging young audiences in how Darwin's ideas inform modern research. It opens simultaneously at three venues: The Centre for Life in Newcastle, Sensation – the Dundee Science Centre, and at Living Coasts in Torquay. The exhibition is supported by a website, events programme, school resources and a discussion forum. Find out more about the RCUK Darwin Today programme at http://www.darwin.rcuk.ac.uk/500/all/1/Events.aspx

9 March 2009 The Nature Darwin Debate 2: What Price Biodiversity? 7pm We pay for our food, water, healthcare and energy, so why not pay for the many 'services' currently obtained for free from biological diversity e.g. insect-pollination, central to food production; or healthy forests, which we need for clean water and to stop soil erosion. Shouldn't we invest now in our biodiversity in order to secure our future needs?   Join leading names from science and politics including James Lovelock (author of Revenge of Gaia), Michael Meacher MP (former Minister of State for the Environment) and Sir Crispin Tickell (Director of the Policy Foresight Programme, James Martin Institute, Oxford University) as they debate the need to put a price on the Earth's ecosystem services.

11 March 2009 Darwin and Genetics: 1909 and 2009. Christ's College, Lady Margaret Lecture by Marsha Richmond

13 March - 24 April 2009 Darwin & the Golden Age of Zoology" exhibit: As part of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's Darwin 1809-1859-2009 commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, the Library presents "Darwin and the Golden Age of Zoology". The exhibit consists of books, illustrations, specimens, and artifacts related to the many scientific surveys and expeditions of the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries, of which Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle is among the best known, and perhaps the most momentous. Included are British or American editions of most of Darwin's books, sumptuously illustrated systematic and zoogeographic monographs from the period, and more recently collected zoological and geological specimens. Highlights include a first American edition of Darwin's Life and Letters (1887), P.H. Gosse's Birds of Jamaica (1847), and a copy of J.E. Gray's Synopsis of the Crocodilia (1867) perhaps once owned by Darwin, and bearing what may be his signature. The materials exhibited are from the Library, the Department of Biological Sciences, and the personal collections of Frank Egerton, Gregory Mayer, and Sean Murphy.

15-19 March 2009 British Council/CSIC Workshop on Evolution, Spain (details tbc)

16-28 March 2009 Origins '09: A Celebration of the Birth & Life of Beginnings 2009 Sponsored by The Florida State University.

18 March 2009 Darwin at the Movies:The Darwin Adventure. San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/darwinatmovies.html

20 March – 23 Aug. 2009 Charles Darwin – Voyages and ideas that shook the world Australian National Maritime Museum – Darling Harbour, Sydney.
In the 200th anniversary year of Charles Darwin's birth and 150 years after the publication of his famous evolutionary theory On the Origin of Species join Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle on the voyage of a lifetime. Explore the world of Darwin and his colleagues and see how their work continues on new scientific frontiers. Charles Darwin-Voyages and ideas that shook the world incorporates material from diverse collections including the British Museum, the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales. View watercolours that vividly record the places and people encountered by voyage artists. Examine specimens and artefacts collected during a series of ground-breaking surveying voyages. See how Darwin lived aboard the Beagle, Learn how Darwin's captain Robert FitzRoy is linked to modern weather forecasting and listen to his first impressions of a tropical rainforest. Admire the craft of model making in our specially commissioned ship model of HMS Beagle or get close and personal with insect-eating plants in Darwin's glasshouse!

26-28 March 2009 Darwin's legacy: exploring diversity and evolution in the history of field biology. Society for the History of Natural History. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

28 March 2009 John van Wyhe 'In Darwin's pocket: the voyage of the Beagle from Darwin's field notebooks' - Ramsbottom Lecture, Society for the History of Natural History, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

30 March 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, Boston University.

30 March – 11 Sept. 2009 Kents Cavern: The Darwin anniversary excavations. The country's leading experts in the palaeolithic are planning to conduct the first major excavations in Kents Cavern since the 1920s. They hope the information recovered from new fieldwork will contribute to widely-debated issues in palaeoanthropology. Most notably, they will concentrate on the origins of the cave's use as a human shelter, and they hope to establish firmer dates for the first occupation of the cave by Neanderthals and early members of our own species. Kents Cavern Caves, Torquay, Devon www.kents-cavern.co.uk/

26 - 29 March 2009 Special Interest Weekend: Darwin's Impact on Science and Culturem Christ Church, Oxford http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=775&Itemid=633

1-4 April 2009 University of California at San Diego Dean's Symposium on Evolutionary Biology

2-3 April 2009 'Mind the Gap: Charles Darwin's true story' lecture by John van Wyhe. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago.

3-4 April 2009 Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy & History of Science: a two-day symposium on: "The Reception of Darwinism: Trans-Cultural Differences"

3-4 April 2009 Charles Darwin's Legacy in European Cultures. Organised jointly by CRINI, Nantes, and GRER (ICT), Paris VII (Denis Diderot).
Proposals of about 300 words and a short biographical note to be sent (in English or French) before September 15, 2008 to: - Georges LETISSIER ( georges.letissier@univ-nantes.fr) - Françoise LE JEUNE ( francoise.le-jeune@univ-nantes.fr) - Michel PRUM (prum.michel@wanadoo.fr)

4 April 2009 Lecture by John van Wyhe. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, Colorado.

4 April - 4 Oct. 2009 Darwin and Dinosaurs. A special exhibition at the Rocky Mountian Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, Colorado (http://www.rmdrc.com/). The exhibition features the early dinosaur discoveries by Mantell, Buckland and Owen and the complete works of Charles Darwin, all 1st editions and in remarkable condition, including On the Origin of Species (1859). [This is probably the finest collection of Darwin's works on public display anywhere in the world.] Celebrating the Darwin anniversary in 2009, the exhibition is designed to illustrate the impact the discovery of dinosaurs had on geology in the early 19th century, and the subsequent impact on Darwin. The exhibition highlights Darwin's voyage and includes a museum-quality model of H.M.S. Beagle. The exhibit is accompanied by a richly illustrated full colour brochure that summarizes Darwin's discoveries and gives an overview of evolution and the theory of natural selection.

6-9 April 2009 10-5pm. Discover Evolution (part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival). National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. To celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, Edinburgh University are taking a closer look at evolution this year in the Discover Evolution section of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Free drop-in activities are being held in the National Museum for children and families aged 7 and upwards. Come along for some fun and to see how evolution is still very much a current issue.

8 April 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, 7pm University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

8 April 2009 Darwin at the Movies: Inherit the Wind. San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/darwinatmovies.html

16 April 2009 Round Table Discussion: Science and Religion - Irreconcilable Differences? San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/Eventschedule.html

9 April 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, 6:00-7:30pm, Oklahoma University

16 April 2009 John van Wyhe lecture "Mind the Gap: Did Darwin Avoid Publishing his Theory for 20 Years?", 4 pm (EST) in ERC Building, Room 427 (Auditorium), on the West Campus of the University of Cincinnati.

17 April 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, "Charles Darwin - the true story". Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati.

17 April 2009-17 October 2010 Dialogues with Darwin. Exhibition at the American Philosophical Society. See the Online Gallery.

19 April - May 2009 The year of evolution. University of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with Penn Museum.

20 April 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

21 April 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, Mid-Maine Global Forum, Waterville, Maine

23-24 April 2009 Evolution today and tomorrow Darwin evaluated by contemporary evolutionary and philosophical theories. FCUL, Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. Portugal

28 April 2009, the Faraday Institute termly public lecture on 'God, Darwin and Design' will be given by Prof. Kenneth Miller (Brown University, USA) in the Queen's Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, at 5.30 p.m. http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/faraday/Lectures.php.

30 April 2009 Darwin in the Classroom: Workshop for K-12 educators and parents. San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/Eventschedule.html

6 May 2009 Socrates versus Darwin. Christ's College, Lady Margaret Lecture by David Sedley.

6 May 2009 John van Wyhe lecture. Cambridge University atheist & agnostic society, Cambridge Union.

6 May 2009 In Barcelona (Spain) there is a complete, public and uninterrupted Reading of "the Origin of the Species" of Charles Darwin. Fent Historia, the Catalan Association of Historical Studies, organizes their Tribute to Charles Darwin with the voice of the citizens of Barcelona. With the academic support of the Universitat of Barcelona, the Universitat of them Illes, Balears and Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Germany), read in Spanish, Catalan, English, or German. Also, with the purpose of promoting the Accessible Reading and without barriers, some chapters will be able to be read in Braille thanks to the aid of Blind the National Organization of Spain, Territorial Delegation of Catalonia. The Day of Darwinian Lecture, will co-incide with the 150th anniversary of the death of Alexander Von Humboldt. For more information consult http://www.fenthistoria.org/.

12 May, 2009, at 6.30pm, there will be a high profile debate in Westminster Abbey, London, chaired by the BBC's John Humphrys and sponsored by Theos and the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. This will explore the compatibility of belief in God and Darwinian evolution. The panellists will include Lord Robert Winston, Professor Steve Jones, Dr Denis Alexander, and Professor Nancy Rothwell.

13 May 2009. Charles Darwin and Karl Marx - public meeting, International Students for Social Equality, University of Sheffield, England

15 May 2009. Charles Darwin and Karl Marx - public meeting, International Students for Social Equality, University of Manchester Student Union, Manchester, England

19 May 2009. Charles Darwin and Karl Marx - public meeting, International Students for Social Equality, London School of Economics, London England

20 May 2009. Charles Darwin and Karl Marx - public meeting, International Students for Social Equality, University of Sussex, Brighton, England http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/may2009/isse-m09.shtml

16 May 2009 Darwin's London. From London's influence on the young Charles Darwin to the effect of Darwinian theory on the reshaping of the city, this day of talks will offer an entertaining and enlightening insight into the relationship between man and metropolis. Organised jointly by the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons and the Grant Museum of Zoology. http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/events/spring-events/darwins-london

-17 May 2009 In Pursuit of Knowledge: Voyages of Scientific Exploration. This exhibition at St Andrew's Museum, Fife, explores themes of exploration, adventure and discovery from pioneers such as Cook, Darwin, Scott and Shackleton as well the Scotia expedition.

20 May 2009 Science Biography (Sydney Writers' Festival) University of Sydney

-22 May 2009 Voyage of the Beagle at the Life Science Centre, Newcastle-upon- Tyne, is a stunning planetarium show based on Darwin's epic five year voyage around the southern hemisphere.

22 May 2009 John van Wyhe lecture. University of Birmingham.

22-24 May 2009 Evolution Rocks. Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2009.

22-25 May 2009 Charles Darwin: A Floral Celebration. A flower festival depicting the life of Charles Darwin in the rural church where his parents and two sisters are buried. St Chad's Church, Montford, Shropshire.

22 May -12 June 2009 Philosophy, Science and Society after Darwin. Cycle of Conferences celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of the Species. The National University of San Marcos, Perú. To check more information, see http://alvarorevolledo.blogspot.com/

25-29 May 2009 Ciclo de Estudos do Curso de História da URI aborda vida e obra de Darwin. Universidade Regional Integrada, Brazil. http://www.uricer.edu.br/informacao.php?default=eventos/ev_his.php

25-29 May 2009 'Darwin's Legacy: Natural Selection as an Organising Principle in Science', an international conference hosted by the Origins Institute (OI) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. http://origins.mcmaster.ca/conferences.php

27 May - 2 June 2009 Evolution: The Molecular Landscape. Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of the Species. Cold Spring Harbor Symposium.

June - Sept. 2009 Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Teaching Charles Darwin.

-20 Sept. 2009 A duck for Mr Darwin, a contemporary art show exploring the discourse around evolutionary thinking and the theory of natural selection is now open at the Baltic Centre in Gateshead.

13 June – 7 Nov. 2009 Simple Beginnings: The Story of Evolution at Bolton Museum in Lancashire will look at the historical background to Darwin's theory, setting it in the context of the time it was written, and how the theory was received in Bolton and on the wider stage.

13 June 2009 Darwin in Cambridge. Lecture by John van Wyhe. Cambridge Local Girton Association, Girton College, Cambridge.

15 June 2009– Darwin by Post: "A dynamic on-line exhibit which showcases the Lloyd Library and Museum's (Cincinnati, Ohio) comprehensive collection of Darwin's publications and the multitude of books written by his contemporaries in natural science. It is also a tribute to the history of correspondence, communication, and letter writing. Designed with modern-day on-line social networking and media sites in mind, Darwin by Post offers a glimpse into the life of Darwin and his vast network of friends, colleagues, and even a few adversaries. Visitors to this exhibit will be able to read excerpts of letters, view images of plants, animals, landscapes, and maps, and peruse inventories of titles in the Lloyd collection. Updates and additions to the exhibit will be made throughout the year."

16 June - 4 Oct. 2009 Endless forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. A major exhibition exploring the influence of Darwin's discoveries on visual artists and their work. Works from all over the world including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, taxidermy and fossils will be displayed. The exhibition has been co-curated by Jane Munro, Senior Assistant Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and by Professor Diana Donald, a scholar of international distinction. They have also co-edited the accompanying substantial book, which includes essays by several contributors.

18 June 2009 Darwin's Canopy. Natural History Museum.

18 June 2009 Expressions. Natural History Museum.

22 June 2009 John van Wyhe lecture. National University of Singapore.

26 June 2009- Garden Detectives at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Visit a special summer holiday exhibition for families at the National Museum of Scotland based on the simple methods of observation at the heart of Darwin's work.

26 June - 29 Nov. 2009 After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions. The Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery will be transformed into an observational laboratory, exploring the emotional and cultural relationships between humans and other animals and their physical behaviour and emotions. Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is referenced in this arts and literature project, which will include works from Diana Thater, writer Mark Haddon and poet and Darwin descendent Ruth Padel. www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whatson/ expressions/index.html

- 27 June 2009 Species, a new exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery, displays work by the Surrealist artist Patrick Woodroffe, who has created new and fantastic species by taking characteristics from distinct families of animals.

- 27 June 2009 Cartooned 3: Evolution at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon looks at how cartoonists dealt with evolution in the 19th century and how the concept of evolution has influenced political cartooning over the past 150 years.

27 June 2009. Darwin day. University of Northampton.

- 27 June 2009 Darwin is a community art exhibition at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery showcasing work created by local professional artists working alongside three local community groups, inspired by the Museum's collections and by the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.

26-27 June 2009 "Darwin Festival", University of Northampton http://www2.northampton.ac.uk/appliedsciences/appliedscience/envsci/darwin

28 June - 1 July 2009 What would you tell Darwin? The Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) conference will be cross-disciplinary with fundamental science put into a broader relevance to natural selection, variation, reproduction, adaptation and speciation. The Society is also organising hands-on exhibits and public lectures on an evolutionary theme at the Glasgow Science Centre. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow

Darwin's Microscope. A new temporary exhibition at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge. Produced by special guest curators Melanie Keene, Boris Jardine and Jim Secord, from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.
The Whipple Museum is open Monday to Friday, 12.30-4.30 Free admission for all
Whipple Museum of the History of Science Free School Lane Cambridge CB2 3RH +44 (0)1223 330906

30 June - 30 January 2010 Darwin's flowers: unlocking natural selection. Sterling Morton Library – The Morton Arboretum – 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL

July - Aug. 2009 Darwin Summer Talks. Every Wednesday evening in July and August the Chelsea Physic Garden is hosting a Darwinthemed talk. Subjects include Darwin's love of plants, Darwin and Victorian visual culture and retracing Darwin's travels through Patagonia and Chile.

1-4 July 2009 The Art of Evolution: Charles Darwin and Visual Cultures, at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House. Convened by Barbara Larson and Fae Brauer, editors of The Art of Evolution: Darwin, Darwinisms and Visual Culture, which will be launched at the conference by The University Press of New England. For more information, contact Fae Brauer faebrauer@aol.com

2-4 July 2009 Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/conferences/darwin

2-3 July 2009 The Darwin Bicentenary Conference in Seoul, Korea.

3 July - 15 Sept. 2009 Seeing the Light: Finch by Finch. An exhibition of cast glass Galapagos finch beaks by glass artist Tolly Nason is being held at the University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge. In this project, Tolly has cast the beaks of 14 Galapagos finches collected by Darwin in solid red glass at 20 times their original size. http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/museum/events/

5-10 July 2009 Darwin 2009 Festival, University of Cambridge, UK. A week long event in Cambridge where Darwin was an undergraduate student. The Festival will feature over 100 big name, big issue talks, debates, workshops, performances, exhibitions (from the Cambridge museums, collections/archives) and film, exploring Darwin's impact on science, society, literature, history, philosophy, theology, art and music. Collaboration with The British Council and The Naked Scientists Radio show for global outreach.

11-12 July 2009 Darwin in the field: Collecting, Observation and Experiment. The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. Download the programme here.

6 July 2009 Reception at Christ's College following Janet Browne's lecture at the Darwin 2009 Festival.

6 July 2009- A new permanent exhibition opening on Monday July 6th 2009 during the Cambridge Darwin 2009 Festival: Darwin the Geologist. This new exhibition will build upon Charles Darwin: Becoming a Geologist' which opened in April 2008 and which tells the story of how Charles Darwin settled on career in geology after studying medicine in Edinburgh and for the clergy at Cambridge. The new exhibition will detail the tools that Darwin would have used as a field geologist in the 1830s. The exhibition will show artifacts and specimens from the Voyage of HMS Beagle and Darwin's published work in geology will also be displayed. For more information on the development of the Sedgwick Museum Darwin exhibitions go to the blog (darwinthegeologist.org).

6 July - 9 Dec. 2009 "A voyage around the world". Cambridge University Library houses the world's major archive of Darwin manuscripts, books, and letters. This exhibition explores the Beagle voyage as a pivotal experience in Darwin's life; it was born out of his studies at Cambridge, and his specimens and notes were sent back to Cambridge and disseminated from there. The exhibition will reunite Darwin's manuscripts and specimens from the University's collections, many of them not seen in public since the voyage, and show how his experiences on the Beagle played an essential role in the formulation of Darwin's theories throughout the rest of his life. The exhibition will be co-ordinated with temporary and permanent exhibitions throughout the University's departments and museums and together these will provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore Darwin's life and work. http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/Darwin/index.html

8 July 2009 Desmond and Moore book signing and talk, Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge UK.

8 - 10 July 2009 Making Good Theatre presents "1859 - A Meeting of Poets and Scientists", a play by Rani Drew. At Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, 9 West Road, Cambridge. Admission free.

9 July 2009 Jean Gayon – Darwin and Darwinism. University of Sydney

11 July 2009 Darwin in the field, Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge.

13 July 2009 Oxfam Bookfest with Ruth Padel 6.30pm Guildhall Small Hall, Cambridge £5 Ruth Padel reads, and talks to Sophie Lording Darwin: A Life in Poems. With sympathy and grace, the poet moves deftly between vast processes of evolution and Darwin's personal life; between science, love and family in this homage to her great-great-grandfather.

19-24 July 2009 Darwin's 200th Birthday and 50 years of conservation in the Galapagos: the role of science in developing a sustainable future Symposium hosted by the Charles Darwin Foundation on Santa Cruz, Galapagos. Further information: http://www.darwinfoundation.org/files/about-us/pdf/Symposium%202009%20PP%20-%20PC-Web-Distribute.pdf

24 July 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

15 - 18 July 2009 Religious Responses to Darwinism 1859 - 2009. Ian Ramsey Centre summer conference. Preliminary details can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/Conferenceinfo/General.html

1 Aug. 2009 Two Minds, One Theory - Singapore Botanic Gardens celebrates 150 years with launch of "Wallace & Darwin, the Two Faces of Evolution Theory" Singapore Botanic Gardens

10 Aug. - 20 Dec. 2009 San Diego State University's Library & Information Access will unveil several exhibits in honor of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. In the Donors Hall, the Library will host "Darwin Now," a traveling exhibit created by the British Council that explores Darwin's life and the importance of the theory of evolution to the contemporary world and modern science. Additionally in the Donors Hall there will be "The fact of Evolution," an exhibit incorporating animal specimens and plants mostly from the SDSU Museum of Biodiversity and Greenhouse, including a Galapagos Island tortoise shell and a terrarium of live plants. Concurrently, the Library's Department of Special Collections will host the exhibit "The Book that Shook the World," an exploration of Darwin's masterpiece On the Origin of Species as well as first editions of all Darwin's other books. Additional materials from the Special Collections Department will also be on display in support of the exhibit.

13 Aug. 2009 "Darwin en la Argentina" Centro Cultural Borges. www.ccborges.org.ar

Aug. 2009 Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Darwin's botanical experiments tba

21-27 Aug. 2009 The Next 200 Years of Darwin: Exploring the Evolving Legacy. This festival is part of the Salzburg Global Seminar. http://www.salzburgglobal.org/2009/Sessions.cfm?IDSPECIAL_EVENT=2037 or contact Ian Brown, ibrown@SalzburgGlobal.org

23-27 Aug. 2009 Second Summit on Evolution (and the first meeting of the Asociacion Iberoamericana de Biologia Evolutiva) in the Galapagos Archipelago Institute for the Arts and the Sciences located in the San Cristobal Island.

24-27 Aug. 2009 The Second World Summit on Evolution (WSE).

Shrewsbury 2009 Multiple events. www.shift-time.org

Sept. 2009 (all month long). 200 years with Charles Darwin. His influence in all areas of present culture. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú/ British Peruvian Cultural Association. http://www.pucp.edu.pe/cef/conf_darwin.html

2-6 Sept. 2009 Uruguayan Darwin 200 event: "150 years of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory:a South American celebration." For information refer to http://www.darwin200.edu.uy. The Uruguayan Post Office will release a set of Darwin bicentenary stamps; a 150 Km horse back ride following part of Darwin's path in Uruguay, between the city of Minas and Punta del Este-Maldonado; First edition of the Latin American School of Evolution, Montevideo-Uruguay.

3 -6 Sept. 2009 150 years of "Darwin's Evolutionary Theory: a South American celebration" The meeting will be held in Punta del Este-Maldonado collecting point of Charles Darwin, where he spent more than 10 weeks during his voyage in the HMS Beagle. According to his accounts Darwin spent a productive time in this place, as he put it: "[last days have been employed]... in arranging & writing notes about all my treasures from Maldonado". http://www.darwin200.edu.uy
This meeting is part of a series of meetings convened by IUBS and UNESCO. We are expecting to host several researchers, particularly young researchers, from South America and all over the world. Darwin200-Uruguay

8 Sept. - 9 Dec. 2009 "On the Origin of Species: Texts and Contexts for Charles Darwin's Great Work." Exhibition. DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Drawing on the rich special collections of the DeGolyer Library at SMU, this major exhibition will focus on all the lifetime editions of On the Origin of Species, as well as Charles Darwin's other publications, with the work of 18th-century and 19th.-century naturalists (Darwin's predecessors and contemporaries) providing context. Reactions to Darwin, both from the popular press and the scientific community, will also be on display. The DeGolyer exhibition is part of a year-long celebration at SMU honoring the 150th anniversary of the first publication of On the Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Darwin' s birth.

6-10 Sept. 2009 The 16th International Society for Developmental Biology Congress, Edinburgh, will include two symposia on 'Darwin and Development'. www.isdb2009.com

10-12 Sept. 2009: International Congress: Darwin's impact on science, socety and culture, a 21st century reassessment - 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth -150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species - CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PORTUGAL - Faculty of Philosophy Braga – Portugal Abstract and poster deadline: May 30, 2009 - http://www.congressos.facfil.eu/

12 Sept. - 7 Nov. 2009 Expressions Falmouth Art Gallery A new exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery uses Darwin's work to examine powerful images of expression. Featured will be a wide range of powerful images from an animal in anger to the more subtle expressions portrayed by leading portrait painters. http://www.falmouthartgallery.com/Seasonal%20Exhibitions/Seasonal%202009/expressions.html

14-17 Sept. 2009 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ISLANDS AND EVOLUTION. University of Balearic Islands, Menorca Island (Balearic Islands, Spain) http://www.darwinislands.es

15-20 Sept. 2009 The European Science Foundation (ESF), in partnership with COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology: COMPLEX SYSTEMS AND CHANGES: DARWIN AND EVOLUTION – NATURE-CULTURE INTERFACE Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain. This conference is part of the 2009 ESF Research Conferences Programme and is accessible on-line from http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=5687.

16-20 Sept. 2009 Calpe Conference 2009 Human Evolution – 150 years after Darwin. The Gibraltar Museum/Gibraltar.

16 Sept. Darwin and Wallace: the true story. Keynote lecture by John van Wyhe. Life and Earth Scientists: SE Asian Gateway Meeting at Royal Holloway, University of London.

19-22 Sept. 2009 Darwin's Mistake and what we are doing to correct it – CIBIO - Pólo Açores, Department of Biology, University of the Azores, Portugal – www.uac.pt/drouetia

22-23 September 2009 Apelo à participação no "Encontro Internacional Darwin, Darwinismos e Evolução (1859-2009)" (Coimbra, Portugal, 22-23 Setembro 2009)
Call for Papers "International Meeting Darwin, Darwinisms and Evolution (1859-2009)" (Coimbra, Portugal, 22-23 Sept 2009).

22 - 24 Sept. 2009 "Charles Darwin: Shaping our Science, Society & Future". Charles Darwin University, DARWIN. http://www.cdu.edu.au/cdss2009/

23 Sept. John van Wyhe lecture. International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne.

24 Sept. 2009 at 7.30 pm. Darwin's Sacred Cause. A talk by James Moore, at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9BB.

24-26 Sept. 2009 International Darwin Conference Bradford. A preliminary programme for this conference has now been posted on the website: http://www.brad.ac.uk/darwin2009/

26 Sept. 2009 Cambridge Library Group the most joyful years. Charles Darwin at Christ's College lecture by John van Wyhe

28 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2009 A Symposium: LAMARCK-DARWIN: 1809-2009. DOSCIENTOS AÑOS DE EVOLUCIONISMO. Xalapa, the Capital City of the Sate of Veracruz, México. Information: Jorge Martínez-Contreras, UAM: pascalo696@mac.com & pascalo69@yahoo.com; Aralisa Shedden, UV: arazitl@gmail.com; Aura ponce de León, CEFPSVLT: auraponce@yahoo.com

1 Oct. 2009 Finished Proofs? A symposium to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species (1859). Sponsored by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine and the Office of History at the National Institutes of Health. Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine (NIH) 8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A Bethesda, MD. Time: 9:00 AM 6:15 PM

1-22 Oct. 2009 Charles Darwin exhibition. University of Reading Special Collections Service.
This exhibition features a number of early editions of important works by Darwin from the Cole Library, part of the University of Reading rare book collections, and specimens on loan from the Cole Museum of Zoology. http://www.reading.ac.uk/special-collections/news/exhibitions/sc-exhibition-darwin.aspx

2-4 Oct. 2009 Interspecies symposium. Part of the Interspecies project, in which artists have been working with animals, this is a three-day programme of exhibition tours, workshops and a family day taking place at the A Foundation in Shoreditch, London. http://www.artscatalyst.org/

3 Oct 2009 – July 2010 'Darwin at The Manchester Museum' www.manchester.ac.uk/museum October 2009 will see the start of The Manchester Museum's festival of exhibitions and events for Darwin.
'Charles Darwin: the evolution of a scientist' will be a major temporary exhibition exploring Darwin and Darwinism. The exhibition will help visitors to get a sense of who Darwin was and what he did; provide a whodunit of evidence for evolution and natural selection; look at the theme of controversy including social and post-Darwinism; explore effects of Darwin today and personal and faith views on Darwin, his work and its impact.
Darwin at The Manchester Museum will include a new permanent Museum exhibition about Darwin and evolution using objects and hands-on interactives in an environment designed for fun, family learning and exploration.

7-9 Oct. 2009 JORNADAS 200/150: Año Darwin en la UNSAM A 200 años del nacimiento de Darwin y a 150 años de EL ORIGEN DE LAS ESPECIES. Universidad Nacional de Gral. San Martín. http://www.unsam.edu.ar/home/2circular.pdf

9-30 Oct. 2009 This view of life - Evolutionary art in the year of Darwin. Hosts: College of Biological Sciences and College of Arts (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada). http://arts.uoguelph.ca/eayd2009/
Ed Video Media Arts Center (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) www.edvideo.org/gallery-events/exhibitions/on-this-view-of-life-evolutionary-art-for-the-year-of-darwin
Description: This view of life - Evolutionary art in the year of Darwin The investigation of evolutionary theory is not limited to the lab, field or fossil bed. Darwinian theory, after a century and a half, continues to inspire creativity, which perpetuates the evolution of these ideas in their own right. Forms of expression can be compared to instruments of observation, magnifying some aspects of evolution while masking or distorting others. These exhibits offer unique perspectives into the nature and scope of biological novelty, organic variation, and evolving life forms. "This view of life" is the culmination of celebrations in the 'Year of Darwin' here at Guelph as it showcases a unique melding together of artistic and scientific disciplines little explored in other celebrations elsewhere. This group exhibition presents recent work from 10 contemporary Canadian artists (including a faculty and graduate of the University of Guelph) selected because of their interest in exploring evolutionary themes in their work. The reception will feature static and video artwork, biological specimens, and presentations by project participants. Artwork will be exhibited at the Ed Video Gallery and inside and outside of the Science Complex Atrium, University of Guelph for the duration of the show.

10 Oct. - 18 Jan. 2010 "Darwin at the Museum" exhibition at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. On display will be numerous artifacts and specimens from the collections of the Museum alongside a complete set of first editions of the printed works of Charles Darwin from the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries. (Some of these works have been generously shared with Darwin Online here.)

10-11 Oct 2009 "In Darwin's Footsteps", The British Naturalists' Association's Commemorative Darwin Field Weekend with lectures at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury and a Darwin tour of Shrewsbury where he was born 200 years ago and remained his home until he was 27. The tour includes his bithplace and schools and other Darwinian 'hotspots'. The first BNA Darwin lectures on the 10th : "In Darwin's Footsteps" by Roger Tabor, BNA chairman & naturalist, looking at Darwin's Galapagos visit and his later earthworm studies. The second BNA Darwin lecture "Darwin's Own Origins" by Dr June Chatfield, exploring his early life and his health while writing the "Origin".

10-17 October 10-13 (3 nights), 13-17 (4 nights) or 10-17 (7 nights) Charles Darwin in Tierra del Fuego. Cruceros Australis, aboard their cruise ship "Via Australis." (capacity 136 passengers)
Venue: (3 nignts): Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas Chile, via Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellan (4 nights): Same in reverse (7 nights): Round trip
Other info -- Guest Lecturers John Woram, author "Here Be Giants: Travelers Tales from the Land of the Patagons" Sergio Zagier, publisher/cartographer Gerardo Bartolomé, author of "Patagonia Through the Eyes of Darwin"
http://www.inca1.com/patagonia/patDarwin.html INCA (International Nature & Cultural Adventures) site with similar info.

11 Oct. Darwin: myths and realities. Talks by Jon Hodge and John van Wyhe. Ilkley Literature Festival, 5.15pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman Studio, Weston Road, Ilkley.

15 Oct. 2009 'UTTER!' Evolution - A natural selection of the very fittest poets and comics to celebrate Darwin's 200th anniversary year, including: Robin Ince, Niall O'Sullivan, Baba Brinkman, Kelley Swain, Richard Tyrone Jones, & the AjarMic contest.
7:30pm - 10:30pm 5 before 7.30pm, The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, east side of King's Cross (the nearest tube & station)

15 Oct. 2009 "Darwin",  East India Club's Annual Library Lecture given by Roger Tabor, Chairman of the British Naturalists' Association, held at the East India Club, London.

15 Oct.-3 Dec. 2009 Problems in the History of Science: Darwin in History: Contexts and Issues. History Faculty, Oxford University.

17 Oct. 2009 "Beyond Paradise: The Wildlife of a Gentle Man", a one man play by Sean Street. Christopher Robbie (who has played the part of King Lear for the Royal Shakepeare Company) is Charles Darwin. Performed at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BRLSI), 16 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. Tickets are sold in advance at £7.50 (adults) or £5.00 (under 18s). Send a cheque with stamped addressed envelope to Janet Cunliffe Jones at the BRLSI address.

The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Botanical Club will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of *On The Origin of Species* with a symposium on plants and evolution. *Darwin and Botany in a Changing World:150 Years after The Origin of Species* will feature talks on the historical and philosophical implications of evolution and current research on plant evolution.
Speakers include James Lennox, science historian from the University of Pittsburgh; Karl Niklas, evolutionary biologist from Cornell University; and Tatyana Livshultz, curator of botany at the Academy.
Registration is $10; $5 for students and members of the Academy and Botanical Club.
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.ansp.org/activities/darwin-botany.php

22 Oct. 2009 Darwin's Bards by John Holmes. A Cambridge Festival of Ideas Event. Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

-23 Oct. 2009 The Deep, Hull's award-winning aquarium is celebrating Darwin200 with Lost Oceans, featuring a new 3D movie Monsters of The Deep, Darwin exhibits and new aquatic displays.

23 Oct. - 12 Dec. 2009 Darwin in Scotland. Talbot Rice Gallery Two new exhibitions that celebrate Darwin's anniversary in different ways will be shown side-by-side. Darwin's Edinburgh will explore the two years, from 1825 until 1827, when Charles Darwin was a student at the Medical School of the University of Edinburgh. During this time, Edinburgh academics and curators had a lasting influence on the young and inquisitive scholar. An Entangled Bank will present a series of diverse but interrelated works by five contemporary artists, who have drawn inspiration from one of Darwin's most famous visual metaphors. http://ace.caad.ed.ac.uk/Darwin/

24-26 Oct. 2009 Darwin-China 200 conference. Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center, Peking University, Beijing, China. http://www.darwin200.cn/

25-30 Oct. 2009 the British Council and the Wellcome Trust are holding an international education symposium in collaboration with the National Science Learning Centre and the Natural History Museum at the NSLC in York. The focus of the Communicating Darwin's Ideas: Richness and Opportunity Symposium will be to share expertise in public engagement with evolution science, particularly among young people. The symposium will host an invited audience of policy makers, curriculum bodies, public engagement and education specialists and teacher educators. The symposium will examine policy issues relating to public engagement with evolution and Darwinism. It will address four major themes; the teaching of evolution and Darwinism in formal education; the challenges of working in differing social and cultural contexts; wider implications of teaching about the use of scientific evidence; newperimental work for teaching evolution.

29-31 Oct. 2009 Darwin/Chicago 2009, University of Chicago. Speakers include biologists, historians and philosophers of biology. http://darwin-chicago.uchicago.edu

29-31 Oct. 2009 "2009 Darwiniana Symposium: Darwinism, Science, Religion, and Society" co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council , The Taft Research Center, and the University of Cincinnati.

31 Oct. - 1 Nov. 2009 Evolution: Past and Present. A symposium of Chinese scholars to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth. Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Nov. 2009 ' Revolution in science' Kinki University, Osaka, Japan. Small exhibition the library collection of original Darwin works including a 1st edn of the Origin of species.

1 Nov. 2009 Darwin's Ghost. Jonathan Zilberg. University of Plymouth.

1-3 Nov. 2009 "Darwin in the Twenty-First Century: Nature, Humanity and God." A conference at the University of Notre Dame, sponsored by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values and the STOQ project. This is an international interdisciplinary conference that will bring into dialogue scientists, philosophers, theologians and historians. Contributed papers accepted, with proposals due June 12. Further information at: http://nd.edu/~reilly/darwinconference.html.

4 Nov. 2009 SciCafe - Darwin on Facebook: How Culture Transforms Human Evolution. The American Museum of Natural History. http://www.amnh.org/programs/scicafe/.

4 Nov. 2009- Darwin's in the Hospital. An exhibition at University College Hospital, London, on Darwin's life and work. Our exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

4 Nov. 2009 Celebration of Darwin conference at Virginia Tech to mark 150th anniversary of Origin of Species at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

4-25 Nov. The Armory Gallery of the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies will offer Singing Darwin: A New Media Exhibition < http://www.sova.vt.edu/singingdarwin.html> (http://www.sova.vt.edu/singingdarwin.html) Singing Darwin, directed by Carol Burch-Brown, professor of art, will culminate in a 24-hour Web-streamed performance art event on Nov. 23 and 24, coinciding with the actual publication date of the Origin.

5 Nov. The Choices and Challenges<http://www.choicesandchallenges.sts.vt.edu/> (http://www.choicesandchallenges.sts.vt.edu/) forum will bring several distinguished speakers to discuss the inner life of animals, a topic that Darwin addressed in his writings.

6 Nov. 2009 Darwin and the Greeks, 18.30-19.30, Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre.
Worms, bumble bees, orchids - while working in his garden, Theo is reminded of some of the everyday living things that inspired Charles Darwin. His reflections on the Greek philosophers who previewed some of the great man's ideas lead Theo finally to confront a discomforting truth about his own life. A rehearsed reading of a performance piece by classicist and playwright Sue Blundell.
£5, concessions £3
Book tickets through the British Museum Ticket Desk 10.00-16.45 daily
Telephone 020 7323 8181

10 Nov. 2009 Is human evolution over? Ealing Central Library, London.

10 Nov. 2009 Charles Darwin: Live at the Linnean. A Lecture and Performance by Richard Milner FLS for the launch of his book 'Darwin's Universe'. 6pm Followed by a wine reception. The Linnean Society of London.

11 Nov. 2009 Robert Grant Lecture. A free early evening lecture by James Moore followed by a wine reception in the Grant Museum, on the site of Darwin's London home. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology/whats-on/index.html

12 Nov. 2009 "When Evolution Evolves - L'évolution de l'évolution" AgroParisTech, Paris http://www.agroparistech.fr/-When-Evolution-evolves.html

12 Nov. Darwin Day at Aarhus University, Denmark.

14-16 Nov. 2009 Darwin's living legacy, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, conference, Darwin Now, British Council.

14-29 Nov. 2009 Darwin and Barnacles at the Great North Museum, Newcastle University.

14 Nov. - 12 Dec. 2009 Exhibition: "Darwin: Modena and 200 years of evolution", Modena, Italy.
'Modena celebra con una mostra i 200 anni della nascita di Charles Darwin (1809-1882) ed i 150 anni dalla pubblicazione della sua opera più importante, L'origine delle specie. L'esposizione racconta di uno dei più grandi scienziati di tutti i tempi, delle sue osservazioni originali su animali, piante, fossili e minerali, della sua teoria dell'evoluzione e di come Modena trovò fin dall'inizio accesi sostenitori alle idee di Darwin e svolse un ruolo attivo nella loro diffusione. La mostra si articola in 4 sezioni: Darwin e Modena: storia di uno scienziato e divulgazione di un'idea Darwin naturalista: gli organismi, i continenti e la loro distribuzione Darwin geologo: le rocce, i fossili ed il tempo dell'evoluzione Darwin biologo: osservare la natura per capire l'evoluzione'

17 Nov. 2009 The Galapagos Archipelago: A Living Laboratory A joint meeting of the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the Linnean Society of London www.linnean.org/index.php?id=226

17 Nov. 2009 Darwin and Owen at Notre Dame: A Conversation After 150 years. 7-9 pm 105 Jordan Science Hall. University of Notre Dame.
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, Professors Phillip Sloan, Program of Liberal Studies, and Ronald Hellenthal of the Department of Biological Sciences will perform a fictionalized dialogue between Charles Darwin the author of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection..." and one of his harshest scientific critics, Sir Richard Owen, founder of the British Museum of Natural History. This will be followed by a tour of the Museum of Diversity and a showing of the Mirage IIID Fulldome production of "The Origin of Life." Open to the public.

19-22 Nov. 2009 The struggle for existence: Darwin's dreams. in Hall of evolution at the Exhibit Museum, University of Michigan.

20-21 Nov. 2009 Why Darwin Still Matters. Conference Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of On the Origin of Species. Pepperdine University. http://www.pepperdine.edu/pr/events/2009/november/why-darwin-still-matters.htm

20 Nov. 2009 Natural History Museum, London The Beagle Has Landed! comedy show – www.darwinshow.com. based on Darwin's voyage on the Beagle. Developed for Shrewsbury's Darwin Festival, the company is keen to offer the show to other Darwin200 events – either in its full form or in shorter versions depending on requirements. To find out more contact Ben Hawke (info@themissinginc.co.uk), or see www.themissinginc.co.uk.

20-22 Nov. 2009 150 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Impact on the Humanities and Social Science Symposium. San Diego State University http://cal.sdsu.edu/darwin/index.html

21 Nov. 2009 Darwin Day at Keele University. In association with the Maer Festival, the University will host workshops on the effects of Darwin's ideas on the present-day life sciences; a guided geological walk; creative writing workshops on Darwin's ideas, a re-enactment by actor Andrew Bannerman, a keynote lecture and a performance by the Whitbread-award winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts whose work deals with genetics and evolution. http://www.keele.ac.uk/feature/darwin.html

21-24 Nov. 2009 "Origin of Species at 150: A Celebratory Conference" At the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto. http://www.hps.utoronto.ca/darwin/

23 Nov. 2009- Exhibition dedicated to Charles Darwin's life and work at the Faculty of sciences and mathematics University of Nis, Serbia.

24 Nov. 2009 7.30 pm "Darwin, Science and Christian Belief" - lecture by Professor Michael Reiss from the University of London, at Rochester Cathedral. http://www.rochestercathedral.org/news/special-events.asp

24 Nov. 2009 Commemorative dinner, Christ's College, Cambridge.

24 Nov. 2009 Navegando no Beagle. Museo do Mar de Galicia (Galicia Maritime Museum in Vigo, Spain) is organizing an exhibition on scientific maritime expeditions with the Voyage of the Beagle as the main theme.

24 Nov. 2009 to 14 Feb. 2010 "Simple and Grand: An exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species" Amherst College Museum of Natural History, with concurrent exhibits at the college's Mead Art Museum and the Robert Frost Library, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA https://www.amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory

22-25 Nov. 2009 'Super Human: Revolution of the Species is a series of events run by the Australian Network for Art and Technology in Melbourne investigating collaborative art and science practices and their relationship with the human body. The focus of events is a symposium is being held from 22–25 November, currently calling for abstracts. There will also be an exhibition of intriguing and living artworks drawn from the worlds of nanotechnology, neurology, cognition, biology and augmentation, and an art science curating masterclass. For more information, see http://www.superhuman.org.au or contact Amanda Matulick amanda@anat.org.au'

22-25 Nov. 2009 Super Human; Revolution of the Species. Melbourne Australia. Inspired by the 150th publication anniversary of Darwin¹s evolutionary treatise, On the Origin of the Species, the Super Human: Revolution of the Species suite of events turns the spotlight on contemporary art and science collaborative research and practice and its interpretations of - and impacts upon - the human body. www.superhuman.org.au

21-24 Nov. 150 Years After The Origin of Species: Biological, Historical, and Philosophical Perspectives. A Multi-disciplinary, international conference to celebrate the anniversary of Darwin's Origin of Species. Five symposia have been organized consisting of a biologist, a historian of biology, and a philosopher of biology. Jointly sponsored by the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Call for papers deadline February 28, 2009. For a list of keynote speakers, schedule of events, registration or more details, visit http://www.hps.utoronto.ca/darwin.htm

23 Nov. 2009 Darwin the Geologist: His legacy. Meeting at the Geological Society of London, Burlington House

23-24 Nov. 2009 From Darwin to Evo-Devo: A Symposium in honor of the 150th anniversary of Darwin's "The Origin of Species", to be held at the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology http://darwin.technion.ac.il

24 Nov. 2009 150 years commemoration – Origin of Species: Then and Now, with Australian Museum and Botanic Gardens Trust University of Sydney

24. Nov. 2009 Darwin, 'The Origin' and the future of biology' a panel discussion with E. O. Wilson, Peter Bowler, Randal Keynes, Sandy Knapp and Ian McEwan. Royal Institution, London.

24 Nov. 2009 Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences organize SYMPOSIUM PANEL "DARWIN TODAY" in honour of marking the bicentenary of birth and 150. years publishing of Origin of Species, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Panelists: Lj. Berberovic, P. Rudan, G. Karaman, M. Uscuplic, I. Cvitkovic, S. Redzic, B. Mehic, B. Pavlovic, T. Jozic, O. Milosavljevic, D. Pavicevic, N. Curak, A. Mujkic, D. Abazovic. Moderator: T. Saric. President of Organizing Board: S. Redzic.

25 Nov. 2009 Move over Darwin The Centre for Life in Newcastle, an informal evening to mark the end of Darwin's bicentenary where you can taste your way through an evolution of cocktails while listening to Darwininspired songs and music from a jazz quartet. http://www.life.org.uk/

25 & 28 Nov. 2009 Writersvisit: Charles Darwin. A play by Ulf G. Eriksson at Bohusläns museum in Uddevalla, Sweden.

27 Nov. 2009 John van Wyhe lecture, 2.30pm Oundle School near Peterborough

28 Nov. Discovering Darwin. National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Palatine Room, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. 10am-4pm
A one-day seminar celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the book that changed the world – the publication of "The Origin of Species." Booking essential.

3 Dec. 2009 Darwin, Orchids and Kew Gardens. Ealing Central Library, London.

3 Dec. 2009 Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man. Sponsor - The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - in conjunction with The Ohio State University, Darwin: The Growth of an Idea. Venue - OSU Fawcett Center, Columbus Ohio. http://www.columbuszoo.org/

4-5 Dec. 2009 (Dis)Entangling Darwin: Cross-Disciplinary Reflections on the Man and his Legacy. University of Porto, Portugal. Keynote speakers: David Amigoni and John van Wyhe.

11 Dec. 2009 Prehistoric Minds: Darwinism, Culture and Human Origins during the 19th Century. Kohn Centre, Royal Society of London.
Conference Organiser: Dr Matthew D Eddy, Durham University, Department of Philosophy, 50/51 = Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN (m.d.eddy@durham.ac.uk).
Reservations: felicity.henderson@royalsociety.org

14 Dec. 2009, 2-5 p.m. Darwin's Impact on Science and Society: A Symposium Venue: College of Science Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines Sponsors: the College of Science and the School of Economics, University of the Philippines Links: http://www.econ.upd.edu.ph/?p=659 and http://www.science.upd.edu.ph

2 Dec. 2009 - 12 March 2010 "Le voyage de Darwin" an exhibition conceived by La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, in Paris, in Montignac (Dordogne).

-4 April 2010 Darwin and Evolution is a new display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow investigating the life and legacy of the world famous naturalist, Charles Darwin.

Shrewsbury: Towards 2009 'The vision for this series of celebratory events has been to honour Darwin and his work and to firmly establish Shrewsbury, England on the worldwide Darwin map. The organisers have drawn together the arts and the sciences to create a constantly evolving and wide ranging programme that will expand over the coming years, culminating in 2009 with a calendar of events, which will form the epicentre of the global anniversary celebrations.'

National Library of Scotland. John Murray Archive exhibition.

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) web page for the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birthday with a short evolution quiz for students or the general public: http://www.ashg.org/education/darwinday_2009.shtml

Bristol Cultural Development Partnership

Cheltenham Science Festival

Hunterian Museum (Royal College of Surgeons) Exhibition; 'Darwin and the Surgeons'

National Library of Scotland - planning a public lecture series in 2008, a large exhibition in 2009 and an academic conference.

Newquay Zoo

Darwin lecture series. Museum of natural sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Institution: plans 'a Darwin and Wallace themed display at our 2009 Summer Science Exhibition, speeches by some of the most eminent scientists in the field of evolutionary biology, a series of special scientific conferences looking at aspects of Darwinian theory and a variety of schools and public events.'

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland 'Edinburgh Zoo will be running a full programme of celebrations beginning on 1 July 2008 with a day of events and activities around the zoo on the theme of evolution. Various trails, workshops and talks are planned during 2008-9 including a Darwin's life trail on his 200th birthday on 12 February 2009, a book called Darwin in stamps published with Newquay Zoo and an evening talk from Dr Phil Stone from the British Geological Survey.'

The Wellcome Trust 'For 2009 we are planning a series of Darwin-inspired experiments for schoolchildren, a major collaborative broadcast initiative, and a visual incursion into popular culture.'

University of Nebraska Symposium on Evolution 2009. The University of Nebraska at Kearney, Biology Department (BHS 211A) will sponsor a symposium on evolution.

North American Paleontological Convention 2009, with 'a plenary session commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin and the sesquicentennial of the publication of The Origin of Species'.

State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia. Numerous Darwin exhibitions throughout 2009.

Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde Islands The Public University as UniCV - http://www.unicv.edu.cv/ is celebrating the Darwin 200 by many local events.

Houston Darwin 2009

2009 The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Darwin exhibition.

'Collapsing Creation (or The Sex Life of the Barnacles)' by Michael Burton, New Zealand.

2009 Otago Museum in Dunedin, Darwin exhibition.

2009 Darwin 200 Plymouth and Torquay

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 'Darwin and Beyond' talks, events and exhibitions throughout 2009.

Darwin's pioneering masterpiece: The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animal (1872). A major exhibition at The Natural History Museum, London. In cooperation with Naturkundemuseum Berlin, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Centre for Literature and Cultural Studies Berlin, and the Centre for the History of Knowledge, Zurich.

Darwin in Portugal The headquarters of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation are planning a Darwin bicentenary programme in Lisbon, including a large exhibition and potentially a programme of arts activities.

After its unprecedented success in Lisbon, Portugal, the Gulbenkian Darwin exhibition has now moved to Madrid, Spain, while plans are also being considered for a small exhibition for Portuguese speaking Africa.

Darwin-200 Anniversary Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. Organized by The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge, UK. Supported by a grant from The John Templeton Foundation. In association with The Darwin200 Initiative.

'The Open University of Catalonia has an e-learning community that connects over 55,000 people from over 45 countries. Their Darwin programme includes a series of conferences and debates that will be filmed and posted online, an urban safari in Barcelona´s Parc de la Ciutadella, a guided trip to the Galapagos Islands and breakfast with Darwin to launch their new food area, bringing in experts to discuss Emma Darwin's cookbook. For more information, contact Francesc Remoli, fremoli@uoc.edu'

2009- Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World. Dibner History of Science Exhibition The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Including a display of Darwin's works.

2009. Darwin year 2009 in Slovenia: A list of events and publications is available at http://dbs.biologija.org/darwin/index.php (in Slovenian). The website is hosted by The Biological Society of Slovenia.




Limited Edition Casino quality twin-deck Playing Cards commemorating Darwin's Bicentenary and 150 years of The Origin of Species. Illustrated with images from Darwin Online (click here for a sample). £12.50 per double pack. To order email margaret@mjcampbell.co.uk *

Postage stamps

Ten new Darwin stamps. The Royal Mail. 12 Feb. 2009. − a Galapogos-themed miniature sheet of four stamps pays homage to the influence of the islands on Darwin's thought, while a set of six 'jigsaw' design stamps explore the breadth of the influence of Darwin's idea's across the natural sciences. The two sets of stamps will be issued on 12 February, with the first day issues also having special post marks designed for the occasion. www.royalmail.com/darwin200 *

The Portuguese Post Office has issued a set of seven Darwin bicentenary stamps featuring images from Darwin Online. *

Darwin 200th Anniversary issue. The Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau has issued stamps using images from Darwin Online. click here *

Cocos (Keeling) Islands stamps, 55c - 1836 Charles Darwin visited the islands on The Beagle, using images from Darwin Online. *

Bulgaria Darwin stamp 1 S/s- Charles Darwin (1809-1982), English naturalist - Special Issue of Sofia 2009 Philatelic exhibition.

2009 Italy: Darwin bicentenary stamp.

 The 2009 UK Charles Darwin £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin. The Royal Mint.

Ascension Island Stamps issued 9th November 2009 www.postoffice.gov.ac

Falkland Islands Stamps issued 23rd April 2009 www.falklandstamps.com "The Falklands stamp issue has just been voted the 9th most popular stamp issue of any type from 2009 (and therefore the most popular Darwin issue) by the reader's of Stamp and Coin Mart."

Falkland Islands Commemorative Coin issued June 2009 www.pobjoy.com

Pitcairn Island, four Darwin stamps.

Books etc.

Abdalla, Mauricio and Guillermo Agudelo, Máximo Sandín. Darwin, el sapo y la charca. Ediciones Crimentales, 2009.

Arends, Bergit. Expressions: From Darwin to Contemporary Arts.

Armstrong, P. Darwin's Luck.

Arsuaga, Juan Luis. 2008. Darwin, el naturalista. [No place]: Accentura, pp. 1-174.*

Arsuaga, Juan Luis. Darwin: El naturalista. Charles Darwin. Accenture (Spain), 2008.

Ashby, Ruth. Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle. (15 Feb 2009)

Attenborough, David. David Attenborough: Life Stories. 2009.*

Ayres, P. The Aliveness of Plants: The Darwins at the Dawn of Plant Science.

Ballou, Emily. The Darwin poems. University of Western Australia Press, April 2009.

Bartolomé, Gerardo & Glickman, Barry. Patagonia through the eyes of Darwin, [in English and Spanish], Zagier & Urruty Publications, 2008.*

Bateson, Dusha and Weslie Janeway. Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book: Revived and Illustrated.

Beer, Gillian. ed., Darwin On the origin of species. new edn. (Oxford University Press)

Bellis, S. The curious mind of young Darwin. Oct. 2008, by Sara Bellis of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, with Caroline Cook and Jenni Taylor of Field Studies Council. Illustrations are by Lyanne Mitchell.

Berra, Tim M. Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man.

Berry T.A. and Noble, R.J. Darwin, Creation and the Fall: Theological Challenges

Bolin, J. Darwin and Evolution: From a Catholic Perspective

Boulter, M. Darwin's Garden: Down House and the Origin of Species. London: Constable, 2008.

Bowler, P. J. Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons: Evolution and Christianity from Darwin to Intelligent Design (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine) (1 April 2009)

Braem, Guido. Charles Darwin: Eine Biographie. Fink, 2009.

Brasier, Martin. Darwin's Lost World: The Hidden History of Life on Earth

Burkhardt, F. ed. Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1822-1859. (Cambridge University Press).

Burkhardt, F. et al eds. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Vol. 16. (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Burkhardt, F., Pearn and Evans eds. Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870. (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Cain, Joe. ed. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (Penguin Classics, 2009) .

Cambridge University Press 'The Cambridge Darwin Collection'

Canclini, Arnoldo. Darwin y los fueguinos, in Spanish, 2008 (Zagier & Urruty Publications).

Carroll, Angus. Darwin and dinosaurs: the evolution of an idea. (booklet accompanying the eponymous exhibition) 2009.

Cavin, Lionel. 2009. Darwin et les fossiles: histoire d'une réconciliation. Chene-Bourg: Georg Editeur, pp. 1-237. *

Chancellor, Gordon and John van Wyhe eds. with the assistance of Kees Rookmaaker. Charles Darwin's notebooks from the voyage of the Beagle. [With a foreword by Richard Darwin Keynes] (Cambridge University Press, 2009).*

Chapman, Anne. European Encounters with the Yamana People of Cape Horn, Before and After Darwin. (Nov. 2009)

Charles Darwin and evolution. 1809-2009. By students at Christ's College, Cambridge.

Clack, T. A. R. 2009. Ancestral Roots: Modern Living and Human Evolution. Palgrave-Macmillan.

Clement, J. Darwin's notebook: the life, times, and discoveries of Charles Robert Darwin. 2009.*

Colp, Ralph, Jr. Darwin's Illness. 2d ed. University Press of Florida.

Cosans, Christopher E. Owen's Ape and Darwin's Bulldog: Beyond Darwinism and Creationism.

Costa, James T. ed. The annotated Origin. A facsimile of the first edition of On the origin of species.

Coyne, Jerry A. Why Evolution is True.

Darwin Art and the Search for Origins. Art Stock Books Ltd (30 Mar 2009)

Darwin Diary 2009 by Natural History Museum of London (1 Jun 2008)

Darwin, Charles. The origin of species. With an introduction by Julian Huxley. 150th anniversary edition. Signet Classics.*

Darwin, Charles. 2009. Arternes Oprindelse ved naturlig selektion eller bevarelse af de bedst tilpassede racer i kampen for tilvaerelsen. Translated by Jørn Madsen, introduction by Peter C. Kjaergaard. Forword by Hanne Strager. Copenhagen: State Natural History Museum, Copenhagen University.

Darwin, Charles. De Chiloé a los Andes, vol. 3 of Darwin's Journal aboard the Beagle, in Spanish, 2009 (Zagier & Urruty Publications).

Darwin, Charles. De Galápagos a Oceanía, vol. 4 of Darwin's Journal aboard the Beagle, in Spanish, 2009 (Zagier & Urruty Publications).

Darwin, Charles. Del Plata a Tierra del Fuego, vol. 2 of Darwin's Journal aboard the Beagle, in Spanish, 2008 (Zagier & Urruty Publications).

Darwin, Charles. Del Trópico a la Patagonia, vol. 1 of Darwin's Journal aboard the Beagle, in Spanish, 2008 (Zagier & Urruty Publications).

Darwin, Charles. Nguồn gốc các loài qua con đường chọn lọc tự nhiên hay sự bảo tồn những nòi ưu thế trong đấu tranh sinh tồn. Translated by Trân Bá Tín from the first English edition. Hanoi, Vietnam: Tri thức. 495 pp. [Origin of species in Vietnamese.]

Darwin, Charles. Origin of Species And the Foundations of The Origin of Species: The Complete Text of Darwin's Original Unpublished Papers Describing the Theory of Evolution, ... of the Book That Presented It to the World (Paperback) Red and Black Publishers (2 Jan 2009)

Darwin, Charles. The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms with Observations on Their Habits (Illustrated Edition) Dodo Press (26 Dec 2008)

Darwin, Charles. 2009. Variation of animals and plants under domestication. Italian critical edition and translation.

Davies, P. S. Subjects of the World: Darwin's Rhetoric and the Study of Agency in Nature.

Delesalle, Nicolas; Portevin, Catherine and Zarachowicz, Weronika (eds.). 2009. 150 ans après la théorie de l'évolution Charles Darwin dérange encore. Télérama hors série, pp. 1-98. *

Derry, J. F. ed., Darwin in Scotland: Edinburgh, Evolution and Enlightenment. Whittles Publishing.

Desmond, A. and J. Moore. Darwin's sacred cause: how a hatred of slavery shaped Darwin's views on human evolution. (Houghton Mifflin Jan. 2009).

Donald, Diana and Jane Munro. Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts. Lavishly illustrated and exploring Darwin's impact on European and American visual arts in the later half of the nineteenth century. This new work is also the catalogue to the Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition in June 2009. Yale University Press, February 2009 Endless forms: Darwin natural science & the visual arts. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Driscoll, Marsha Elizabeth E. Dunn, Dann Siems, and B. Kamran Swanson. Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal, and the Rise of Naturalism 1862-1864 (Reacting to the Past) (28 May 2009)

Edmundson, W. A History of the British Presence in Chile: from Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence. (Nov. 2009)

Endersby, J. ed. Origin of species. (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Engels, Eve-Marie and Thomas F. Glick The Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe (Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe) (Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe)

FitzRoy, Robert Philip Parker King, Viajes del Adventure y el Beagle, 4 vols., in Spanish, 2009 (Zagier & Urruty Publications).

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. 2009. History of the flowering world [in Japanese]. Fukui, pp. 1-97. *

Ghiselin, Michael. The Descent of Man. (Oct. 2009)

Gibbons, Alan and Leo Brown. Charles Darwin: Discover the World of Darwin Through the Diary of a Ship's Boy.

Glick, T. and E. M. Engels eds. The reception of Darwinism in Europe. 2 vols. 2009.

Gluckman, Peter and Alan Beedle and Mark Hanson. Principles of Evolutionary Medicine.

Gopnik, Adam. Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life

Graham, Peter W. Jane Austen & Charles Darwin: Naturalists and Novelists.

Grant, K. Thalia & Gregory B. Estes. Darwin in Galápagos: Footsteps to a New World. Princeton, 2009.

Green, John. Charles Darwin. (17 Sep 2009)

Happy birthday Charles Darwin (book planned by Shrewsbury).

Heiligman, Deborah. 2009. Charles and Emma: The Darwin's leap of faith. New York: Henry Holt and Company, pp. 1-268. *

Heiligman, Deborah. Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. December 2008.

Heschl, Adolf. Darwins Traum: Die Entstehung Des Menschlichen Bewusstseins.

Hess, John. The Galapagos: Exploring Darwin's Tapestry. (April 30, 2009)

Hessen, D. O. ed., Darwin: verden ble aldri den samme. 2009.

Hessen, Dag O., Lie, Thore & Stenseth, Nils Chr. (eds.). 2008. Darwin: Verden ble aldri den samme. Oslo: Gyldendal, pp. 1-407. [With contributions by E.K.Rueness, T.Lie, T.F.Hansen, T.H.Eriksen, J.Breivik, L.E.O.kennair, J.T.Faarlund, K.Moene, N.Heintz, T.Brekke, I.Nordal, O.Gjelsvik, N.C.Stenseth, D.O.Hessen.] *

Hodge, Jonathan and Gregory Radick. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) (Cambridge University Press). (5 Mar 2009)

Holmes, John. Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution.

Hoorn, J. ed. Reframing Darwin: Evolution and the Arts in Australia. 2009.

Hoquet, Thierry. 2009. Darwin contre Darwin: comment lire l'Origine des espèces? Paris: Editions du Seuil.

Jones, R. and M. Steer eds. Darwin Praeger and the Clare Island Surveys.

Jones, Steve. Darwin's Island: The Galapagos in the Heart of England. Little Brown, January 2009.

Keller, Michael and Nicolle Rager Fuller. Charles Darwin's on the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation.

Kelly et al., Darwin: For the love of science.

Kress, J. W. and Shirley Shirwood. The Art of Plant Evolution.

Larkum, A. A natural calling: Life, letters and diaries of Charles Darwin and William Darwin Fox. Springer, March 2009.

Lasky, Kathy and Matthew Trueman. One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin.

Lawes, Caroline. Faith and Darwin: Harmony, Conflict of Confusion.

Lawson, Kristan. Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities

Leone, Bruno. Origin: The Story of Charles Darwin.

Manning, Mick and Brita Granström. What Mr Darwin Saw. (11 Feb 2009)

Markle, Sandra and Daniela Terrazzini. Animals Charles Darwin Saw: An Around-the-world Adventure (Explorers (Chronicle Books))

McCalman, Iain. Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle for the Theory of Evolution. 2009.

McGinty, Alice B. and Mary Azarian Darwin. (6 April 2009)

Menino, Holly. Darwin's Fox and My Coyote. 2009.

Meyer, C. The True Adventures of Charley Darwin. Harcourt Children's Books, 2008.

Meyer, Carolyn. 2009. The true adventures of Charley Darwin. Boston and New York: Harcourt, pp. 1-322 *

Milner, R. Darwin's Universe. 2009.

Moore, Randy and Mark D. Decker. More than Darwin: An Encyclopedia of the People and Places of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy.

Naffine, Ngaire. Law's Meaning of Life: Philosophy, Religion, Darwin and the Legal Person (Legal Theory Today).

National Museum of Australia. 2008. Charles Darwin: An Australian selection. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press Ltd., pp. i-xi, 1-131. [With contributions by Craddock Morton, Michael Pickering, Tom Frame, Nicholas Drayson, Robyn Williams, and a substantial extract from Kees Rookmaaker's transcription of Darwin's Beagle Diary from Darwin Online (unacknowledged).] *

Nelson, C. E. ed. Darwin in the Archives: Papers on Charles Darwin from the Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History and Archives of Natural History. A volume of collected papers edited by Charles E. Nelson and Duncan M. Porter. Society of the History of Natural History and Edinburgh University Press, October 2009.

Nelson, R. W. Darwin, Then and Now: The Most Amazing Story in the History of Science

NYBG and David Kohn, Darwin's Garden: An Evolutionary Perspective.

Padel, Ruth. Darwin: A life in poems. Random House, 12 February 2009.

Pallen, M. The Rough Guide to Evolution (Rough Guides Reference Titles) Autumn 2008. 'Includes information on Darwin's life, work and impact on all fields; evolutionary tourist guides; guides to music, plays, novels influenced by evolution and to Darwin 200 events and celebrations.'

Pearn, A. M. ed. 2009. A voyage round the world: Charles Darwin and the Beagle collections in the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: CUP, pp. 1-120. *

Pereira, J.N.G. and V. Neves. 2009. Darwin nos Açores. Diário pessoal come comentários. Horta: Observatorio do Mar dos Açores.*

Peters, Ted and Martinez Hewlett. Theological and Scientific Commentary on Darwin's "Origin of Species"

Price, Bill. Charles Darwin: Origins and Arguments.

Prodger, Phillip. Darwin's Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution. (OUP 2009).

Quammen, D. ed. On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition.

Quenby, John and John MacDonald Smith (eds) Intelligent Faith: a Celebration of 150 Years of Darwinian Evolution. Scientists and Theologians Unite in Opposition to Intelligent Design and Irreducible Complexity, September, 2009.

Radick, Gregory and Mike Dixon, Darwin in Ilkley. The History Press Ltd., 2009.

Reeve, Tori. Down House: The Home of Charles Darwin (English Heritage Guidebooks)

Reiss, J.O. Not by Design: Retiring Darwin's Watchmaker.

Reznick, D. N. The "Origin" Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the "Origin of Species"

Richards, R. J. and M. Ruse eds. Cambridge Companion to Darwin's Origin of Species. (Cambridge University Press). 2009.

Robbins, Richard H. and Mark Na Cohen. Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation.

Runciman, W. G. The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection. (Nov 2009)

Ruse, M. Charles Darwin. Blackwell great minds series.

Ruse, M. Philosophy after Darwin: Classic and Contemporary Readings. (24 Sep 2009)

Sandman, A. AD - After Darwin: An Evolutionary Tale (Living Time World Fiction)

Schanzer, Rosalyn. What Darwin Saw: The Journey That Changed the World.

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. 2009. Darwin, Kunst und die Suche nach den Ursprüngen: Eine Einführung in die Ausstellung ab 12 Jahren. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 5. Februar bis 14. Juni 2009, pp. 1-36. *

Schmitt, C. Darwin and the Memory of the Human: Evolution, Savages, and South America. 2009.

Schneckenburger, Stefan and Omlor, Ralf eds. Darwins Garten - Evolution entdecken: eine Ausstellung des Verbands Botanischer Gärten zum Darwin-Jahr 2009. Darmstadt and Mainz, Verband Botanischer Gärten, 2009. *

Secord, J. A. ed., Charles Darwin: evolutionary writings including the Autobiographies. (Oxford University Press)

Secord, J. A., A. Pearn and F. Burkhardt eds. The Beagle letters (Cambridge University Press).

Sewell, Dennis. The Political Gene: How Darwin's Ideas Changed Politics. (6 Nov 2009)

Sheldon, R.W. ed. Darwin's Origin of Species: A condensed version of the first edition of 1859.

Silvertown, J. 99% ape: How evolution adds up. Open University and the Natural History Museum, Nov. 2008.

Simons, Eric. Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure and Swimming Iguana's in Charles Darwin's South America.

Skybreak, Ardea. 2006. The science of evolution and the myth of creationism: knowing what's real and why it matters. Chicago: Insight Press, pp. i-viii, 1-338. *

Smith, C. H. and G. Beccaloni eds., Natural selection and beyond: the intellectual legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace. (Oxford University Press)

Spencer, Nick and Denis Alexander. Rescuing Darwin: God and Evolution in Britain Today. 2009.

Swain, Kelley. Darwin's Microscope. (9 Feb 2009)

Taylor, Bayard. 2008. The late great ape debate. Cincinnati, Ohio: Standard Publishing, pp. 1-208. *

Taylor, James. 2008. The voyage of the Beagle: Darwin's extraordinary adventure aboard FitzRoy's famous survey ship. London: Conway, pp. 1-192. (* unacknowledged maps reproduced pp. 16-17, 129).

Thayer, B. A. Darwin and International Relations: On the Evolutionary Origins of War and Ethnic Conflict. 2009.

The essential Darwin. Series includes: Voyage of the Beagle, Origin of species, Descent of man and Expression of the emotions. Folio Society.

Thomson, Keith. The Young Charles Darwin: Influences and Ideas.
This book concentrates on Darwin's early life as a schoolboy, a medical student at Edinburgh, a theology student at Cambridge and a naturalist aboard the Beagle on its famous five-year voyage. Yale University Press, March 2009.

Tort, P. trans. L'origine Des Especes Par Le Moyen De La Selection Naturelle Ou La Preservation Des Races Favorises Dans la lutte pour la vie. Edition du bicentenaire sous la direction de Patrick Tort. Traduction par Aurélien Berra. Coordination par Michel Prum

Townshend, Emma. Darwin's Dogs: How Darwin's Pets Helped Form a World-Changing Theory of Evolution. (8 Oct 2009)

Turney, Jon. 2009. Darwin now. Manchester: British Council, pp. 1-60. *

Vala, Filipa (ed.). 2009. Darwin en Cabo Verde. Lisboa: Gulbenkian, pp. 1-88. [With contributions by Martim Pinheiro de Melo, Jose madeira, Luis Mendes, Antonio Bivar Sousa, Carlos Marques Silva, Armando Almeida, Maria Cristina Duarte, Margarida Pinheiro] *

Wainwright, Michael. Darwin and Faulkner's Novels: Evolution and Southern Fiction.

Wallis, Diz, Ian Andrew, Emma Nicholls, and Amanda Wood. Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure. (1 Jan 2009)

Watkinson, Matthew. 2009. On the destiny of species by means of natural selection, or the elimination of unfavoured races in the struggle for life. Matador.

Werner, Petra. Darwin: die Entdeckung des Zweifels. Osburg Verlag.

Whitfield, Peter. In a Nutshell: Darwin.

Winston, Robert. The Evolution Revolution. A book for children, exploring the amazing story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin's revolutionary theories changed the world. Pub: Dorling Kindersley, February 2009.

Wood, Samuel E.; Green Wood, Ellen; Boyd, Denise and Hétu, Francine (eds.). 2009. L'Univers de la Psychologie. Québec: Editions du Renouveau Pedagogique, pp. 1-444. *

Wood and Twist, Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure. 2009.

Wyhe, John. van ed. Charles Darwin's Shorter Publications 1829-1883 . (Cambridge University Press, 2009).*

Wyhe, John. van. Darwin in Cambridge. (Christ's College, 2009).*

Wyhe, John. van. Darwin. (Andre Deutsch, 2008; National Geographic, Oct. 2009).*

Zagier, Sergio. Islas Galápagos Historical Chart, map, 2008 (Zagier & Urruty Publications).


Periodicals and articles

 Andalucia Innova (special issue on human evolution) [Spain] *

American Psychologist: Special issue: Charles Darwin and psychology, 1809-2009.

Abbott, Gail. 'Origins of an evolutionist'. [Feature on the restoration of Darwin's rooms at Christ's College] The world of interiors (Sept. 2009) pp. 112-119.

Darwin in Argentina. Revisita de la asociacion geologica Argentina. vol. 64, no 1, Fenruary 2009. Special 2009 Darwin issue- with many important articles and photographs relating to Darwin's time and geological work in Argentina.

Darwin's Gifts special: The Lancet

Evolution Gems: Nature

History of Science. Darwin special issue edited by Iwan Morus.

International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Special Darwin issue with an introduction by John van Wyhe.

Journal of Botany for the Botanical Society of America, special issue of the American in honor of Darwin's Bicentennial. http://www.amjbot.org/current.shtml

Nature 'Beyond the Origin' Darwin 200 special

The journal Evolution Education and Outreach. Special Darwin issue.

2009, 01.30 Darwin's home nominated as world heritage site The Guardian

2009, 02.09 Darwin Anniversary editorial The Guardian

2009, 02.09 Darwin, Ahead of His Time, Is Still Influential New York Times

2009, 02.12 Darwin Day in the UK The Guardian

2009, 02.12 Evolution of Darwin's theories – 200 years on Irish News

The evolutionary review. edited by Alice Andrews & Joseph Carroll.

New Zealand Science Review, vol. 66 (3) 2009, the journal of the New Zealand Association of Scientists. "Darwin commemorative issue".*

Science Progress (special Darwin issue)

'The journal Science & Education will be publishing a special anniversary issue(s) ... Researchers working on areas related to Darwinism and evolution education are invited to contribute. As noted in the announcement (available at: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~rudged/darwin.html), a science education perspective is welcome but not necessary. The due date for submissions ... 31 Dec 2008 so as to encourage high quality contributions from as many scholars as possible...David Rudge (david.rudge@wmich.edu) & Kostas Kampourakis (kkamp@ath.forthnet.gr)'

Anon. NZ Science Review. *

Charles Darwin: On the origin of species. The definitive guide to the book that changed the world. The Guardian (Saturday supplement inserted booklet) 34pp. *

Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Special issue no. 9 Survival of the fittest: celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Darwin-Wallace theory of evolution.

Hotspot (Informationen des Forum Biodiversität Schweiz), no. 19, Februar 2009. Darwin und die Biodiversität. With contributions by Gregor Klaus, Jurg Stocklin, Reto Nyffeier, Heinz Richner, Walter salzburger, Dieter Ebert, Claus Wedekind, Daniel Prati, Markus Fischer, Bruno Baur, Eva Inderwildi. *

Tangled Bank Press. This year marks 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin, and 150 years since the publication of The Origin of Species. To mark the anniversaries, submissions are invited for The Tangled Bank, an e-anthology of speculative fiction, artwork, and poetry exploring the legacy of Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution. Illuminate -- or obscure -- the line between the real and the fantastic. The fiction may be of any speculative genre or cross-genre; demand to be included by the quality of your submission. Artwork and poetry need not be strictly speculative in nature, but must engage with Charles Darwin or evolution. The Tangled Bank will be published by Tangled Bank Press in late 2009. For submission guidelines and more information, visit http://thetangledbank.com/.

The Daily Telegraph. Darwin: the man, his life and his legacy. 12.08.2009 Saturday supplement on the film Creation. (* includes numerous images from Darwin Online, though reproduced without permission or acknowledgement of the source.)

Grisolia, S. 2008. Félix de Azara, Alfred Wallace y Charles Darwin. Biodiversidad (Valencia), pp. 11-24. *

Ranta, Pertti. 2008. Amatööribiologi astui Beagleen. Tiede (Helsinki), 12/2008, pp. 34-41. *

2009 Call for papers for a special issue of the entomological journal Psyche with the theme "Endless Forms: The Frontiers of Biodiversity Discovery". Authors may submit papers to http://mts.hindawi.com or contact Dr. Robert Sites at sites@missouri.edu for further information.

Journal of Victorian Studies a 2009 special on 'Darwin and the evolution of Victorian studies' edited by Jonathan Smith.

American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2009. Darwin 200 collection. Science Magazine 2009. *

Science & Education. A special issue devoted to Darwin. The journal is devoted specifically to issues associated with the use of history and philosophy of science to promote the learning of science. It has a long history of providing a venue for interdisciplinary work.

Anon. 2009. Darwin bicentenary celebration. Galapagos Conservation Trust, UK News, Spring/Summer 2009, p. 4. *

Benton, Ted. Darwin and Wallace as Environmental Philosophers. Environmental Values 18 (2009): 487-502.  

Benton, Ted. Race, sex and the 'earthly paradise': Wallace versus Darwin on human evolution and prospects. The Sociological Review. Volume 57, Issue Supplement s2, pages 23–46, October 2009.

Costa, James T. The Darwinian Revelation: Tracing the Origin and Evolution of an Idea. BioScience Vol. 59, No. 10 (November 2009), pp. 886-894. *

Dahm, Ralf. 2009. Charles Darwin I: Die Anfaenge der Evolutionstheorie. Biospektrum (9 January): 96-97. *

Ghiselin, M.T. 2009. Darwin: A Reader's Guide. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 155: 1-185.

Gibson, Sally A. 2009. In Darwin's geological footsteps. Galapagos News, no. 28, pp. 6-7. *

Holland, Alan. Darwin and the meaning in life. Environmental Values 18 (2009): 503-518.

Leikola, Anto. 2009. Ihminen on osa luontoa, sanoi Darwin. Tiede (Helsinki), 1/2009, pp. 28-31. *

Marty, Christoph. 2009. Missverständnisse um Darwin. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Februar 2009, pp. 46-53. *

Nucleac Acids Research*

Origins 2009 edition 2. (September) [Charles Darwin University]*

Piqueras, More about Mrs. Darwin than Mr. Darwin. International Microbiology (2009) 12:69-74.

Pauli, Margarete. 2009. Vom Ursprung der Arten. Blick (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg), 1/2009, pp. 19-23. *

Plüss, Mathias. 2009. Was Darwin wirklich meinte. Das Magazin, Zürich, 01/2009, pp. 22-31. *

Sacks, Oliver. 2009. Darwin et le secret des fleurs. La Recherche, no. 427, pp. 44-48. *

Trontelj, Peter. 2009. Charles Darwin, evolucijska teorija in ptice. Svet ptic, no.2, pp. 36-37. *

Warne, Kennedy. 2009. Irritable in Aotearoa: Darwin & the Barbarians. New Zealand Geographic, no. 95, January-February 2009, pp. 58-69. *

Wynn-Jones, Elizabeth and Byers, Jenny. 2009. The most curious tourist. British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro, Yearbook, 2009, pp. 4-6, 19-23, 49, 88. *

Anon. 2009. Samla pa Darwiniana. Penséer (Stockholm), no. 2, pp. 4-13. *

Research Horizons (University of Cambridge), issue 9, Summer 2009. Spotlight on Darwin. With contributions by Jim Secord, Alison pearn, Chris Jiggins, David Norman, John Parker, Robert Foley, Marta Mirazon Lahr, Geoff Parks, Jonathan Heeney, Raymond E. Goldstein. *

Wyhe, John van. 2009. Darwin vs God? BBC History Magazine, 10 (1), January 2009, pp. 26-31. *

Stöcklin, J. 2009. Darwin and the Plants of the Galápagos-Islands. Bauhinia 21, pp. 33-48. *

Catalyst, seconday science review, vol. 19 no. 4, April 2009. With papers by Katie Edwards (Celebrating Darwin), Gary Skinner (A box of beetles), John Stacey (The Socotra Archipelago), Gary Skinner (The big picture: Charles Darwin at Down House), Peter Bentley (Darwin's digital children), and a page on the Beagle Voyage. *

Heritage Learning (English Heritage), issue 40, March 2009. With contributions by Skandar Keynes, Sue Johnson, Kim Biddulph, Karen Goldie-Morrison. *

Topolino weekly n. 2825 (Mickey Mouse Magazine – Italy) celebrate 150 years of Charles Darwin's first issue of On the origin of species… writing an educational editorial on the famous naturalist, enriched with some pictures of his manuscripts and beautiful drawings. 25th November 2009.

13 Nov. 2009 Naturwissenschaften. "Beyond the Origin: Charles Darwin and Modern Biology". Special issue commemorates publication anniversary of Darwin's seminal book On the Origin of Species.

Yam, Tim Wing, Joseph Arditti, and Kenneth M. Cameron. 2009. "The orchids have been a splendid sport"—an alternative look at Charles Darwin's contribution to orchid biology. American Journal of Botany 96(12): 2128–2154.

et al...


Films, documentaries & performances:


Darwin's Garden. BBC2, Jimmy Doherty. *

2009, 02.01 Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life David Attenborough, BBC One. one part tv documentary. *

Life, 'a ten programme series which captures the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring animal survival behaviours ever shown on TV.'

Darwin's dangerous idea. 'On BBC Two, Andrew Marr fronts a series examining the radical impact of Darwin's theory not only on science, but also on society and religion. In Darwin's Garden, a three-part series, Jimmy Doherty recreates many of Darwin's plant experiments at Down House, Darwin's family home in Kent.'

'On BBC Four two documentaries have been commissioned. What Darwin didn't know explores a new field of genetics, 'evo devo' - the combined study of evolution and development in the womb - which is allowing us to solve some of Darwin's unanswered questions. Darwin: In His Own Words will use newly released documents from Cambridge University to chart Darwin's thoughts during the long period before he made his theory known to the public.'

- Darwin's Dangerous Idea BBC2, Mar 2009 (Andrew Marr)

- Jimmy Doherty in Darwin's Garden BBC2, Mar 2009

- Did Darwin Kill God? BBC2, Apr 2009

- The Incredible Human Journey BBC 2, five-part series on human origins, May 09 - Newsnight Review: Darwin special BBC 2, 11 Sept 2009 (inc. Richard Dawkins, Ruth Padel, Kevin Spacey)

Darwin's Secret Notebooks: upcoming National Geographic documentary about Darwin's research

Evolve TV series: History Channel

Darwin Originals: Channel 4, short films to be broadcast in February.

Dawkins on Darwin National Geographic

Evolution moments The Daily Show

Essence of Darwin's theory France 24 TV, Feb 2009

Charles Darwin on TV Burp Harry Hill

I, Darwin. National Geographic.*

Darwin's Darkest Hour (website/watch online), 2-hour docudrama from NOVA/National Geographic, which aired on PBS on 6 October 2009.*

TV documentary on Darwin. (French) CBC Radio-Canada.*

Darwin's Brave New World. Origin: Australia/Canada, 2009 Producer: Mike Bluett/Screenworld, Andrew Ferns/Ferns Productions, with support from the Canadian Television Fund Format: Docu-fiction Runtime: 180' Network: ABC Australia, CBC Canada, UK History, Arte, ZDF Director: Lisa Matthews, Jason Bourque Story: Based upon "Darwin's Armada" by Iain McCalman.

Creation. (Film produced by Jeremy Thomas, written by John Collee with Randal Keynes) IMDb. http://creationthemovie.com/

Beagle: On the future of species VPRO Television (Netherlands) a 40-part series which will reconstruct Darwin's 5-year long voyage on the HMS Beagle in the course of one year, and make an attempt to assess where the world stands today in light of Darwin's evolution theory. http://beagle.vpro.omroep.nl/other-languages/

The Open University is producing a television series and a course about the modern relevance of Darwin's legacy.

[TV Documentary.] 2009. Magazine Environnement - Sp飩al Darwin. Aired on France 24 in 2009. Produced by XD Productions, Paris. *

"Lost Paradise" Darwin's voyage on the Beagle and the origin of the theory of evolution. Monaco Films.

Discovery Channel Canada - Darwin specials.

2009 Fathom Media (Australia) is making a documentary on Darwin and his life.

Oct. or Nov. 2009 "What Darwin never knew". PBS/WGBH

Evolution's captian. Windfall Films.

A Darwin documentary produced by the University of Valencia, Spain.

2010-11 On the origin of agnosticism (by Marc Seccombe) *


2009, 01 In our time. Four part series on Charles Darwin with Melvyn Bragg. BBC Radio 4.

2009, 01.05 Darwin and religion BBC Radio 4 'Beyond Belief'

2009, 01.5-9 Dear Darwin BBC Radio 4
1 Craig Venter
2 Jonathan Miller
3 Jerry Coyne
4 Peter Bentley
5 Baruch Blumberg

Swedish Radio Corporation - will produce five radio programmes adressing Charles Darwin's life and work.

'BBC Radio 3 is presenting a series of programmes which explore the roots of Darwin's ideas and their subsequent influence across the intellectual spectrum, in the science, arts and philosophy. In The Origins of the Origins, historian Andrew Cunningham investigates how Darwin's thinking was a product of the scientific ideas of his time. And in Darwin's Conundrum, the Reverend Angela Tilby looks at how Darwin wrestled with religion through his letters to scientists, clergy, friends and family.'


2009, 01.27-02.17 Darwin: My Ancestor BBC Radio 4, four-part radio series by Darwin's great great granddaughter and poet Ruth Padel.

2009, 01.09 Hunting the Beagle BBC Radio 4

2009, 01.30 David Attenborough with Simon Mayo, 30mins BBC Radio 5

2009, 02.01 The Forces That Shaped A Young Charles Darwin NPR

2009, 02.09 Darwin special Science Times

2009, 02.12 Darwin special Nature

2009, 02.12 Science Talk: Darwin Day Special pt 1: Bicentennial of the Birth of Charles Darwin Scientific American

2009, 02.12 Science Talk: Darwin Day Special pt 2: Evolutionary Psychology and Religion Scientific American

2009, 02.12 Science Talk: Darwin Day Special pt 3: Origins of Paleontology and the Impact of Religion on the Development of Evolutionary Theory Scientific American

2009, 02.12 Dawkins: Radio interview on Darwin BBC World Service

2009, 02.16 Science podcast: Happy Birthday Darwin The Guardian

2009, 02.19 Science in Action BBC World Service

2009, 02.15 Darwin's Conundrum BBC Radio 3

2009, 04-05 Debating Darwin RTE Radio in Ireland, 6-part radio series:
1- s01e01 2- s01e02 1- s02e01 2- s02e02 3- s02e03 4- s02e04 5- s02e05 6- s02e06

Darwin Lecture series on Radio New Zealand

Celebrating Darwin's Evolution Revolution NPR

Darwin In Australia Attenborough on Darwin Nature

Darwin Endless Forms podcasts Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge:
1. Darwin and the Ancient Earth: Dinosaurs and the 'Deep Past' in the 19th-Century Imagination Jim Secord
2. Darwin in Cambridge: from Christ's College to the Beagle John van Wyhe
3. The Roots of a Theory: How Plants Specimens Led a Young Darwin to Discovery John Parker
4. Uncovering our Origins: Monkeys, Apes and "Primitive Man' – and how Darwin got it wrong Richard Foley
5. 'Flaunting It' – Sexual Selection and the Courtship of Nature Tim Clutton-Brock
6. A Tour of 'Endless Forms' Sir Paul Nurse
7. Evolving Philosophy (with Philip Kitcher)
8. Darwin, Hooker and the Venus Flytraps (with Sir Peter Crane)
9. Humankind – A Troubling Future? (with Lord Robert May)
10. The Evolving Body (with Randolph Nesse)
11. Darwin, Design and Christianity (with John Brooke)
12. From 'Missing Link Mania' to Creationism.com: 150 Years of Popular Darwinism in Europe (with Peter Kjaergaard)
13. The Predatory Ape: Sex, Simians and Society in Nineteenth-Century Europe (with Gowan Dawson)
14. Evolving Images: race & popular Darwinism in 19th century photography (Elizabeth Edwards)
15. Between Apes and Angels: Representing the Darker Implications of Darwinisme (with Marek Kohn)
16. Struggle and Strikes: The 'Survival of the Fittest' in Art and Literature (w/ Gillian Beer)

Nov. 2009- CNRS 'Darwin, a naturalist's voyage around the world' http://www.cnrs.fr/cw/dossiers/dosdarwinE/darwin.html

29 Dec. 2009 What Darwin never knew. Nova.


2009., 09.18- 'Inherit the Wind' playing at the Old Vic Theatre, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Darwin's Origin of Species. "Trevor Nunn returns to direct Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey in Lawrence and Lee's grippingly relevant drama, based on the 1925 Scopes 'Monkey' Trial. Two legal Titans confront each other when a community puts freedom of thought on trial."

2009, 02.14 20:01 GMT. BBC World Service. Like confessing a murder. Radio play by Craig Baxter constructed using Charles and Emma Darwin's own words. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/world_drama.shtml

'Re:Design' by Craig Baxter, based on the correspondence between Darwin and Asa Gray. Read more on the Correspondence website.

2009, 01.21 Charles Darwin 200th anniversay concert. Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm A special concert at the Wigmore Hall will include the world premier of Michael Stimpson's new Darwin inspired work, The Age of Wonders. Two of the four parts, The Man who walked with Henslow (violin and piano) and An Entangled Bank (sting orchestra) will be premiered in the programme, www.wigmorehall. org.uk.

British composer Michael Stimpson has been invited to the Northern Territory, Australia, to see the first full production of Age of Wonders, his new work written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. It was performed by the Darwin Symphony Orchestra in a celebration event called Origins held on 1 July in the city park. The complete work is in four parts. The Man Who Walked with Henslow is a piece for violin and piano, which explores Darwin's early life and influences. The Beagle is a piece for a string quartet that follows the voyage and how Darwin and Fitzroy see the world begins to diverge during its course. The complexity of the Age of Wonders has further evolved in An Entangled Bank, the piece for a string orchestra, which focuses on Darwin's life in Down House and the writing and publication of On the Origin of Species. The final section Transmutations is for a full orchestra. It is a complex piece of four sections weaving the strong elements from the previous sections which have survived by 'natural selection'. The work reminds us of the complexity of Darwin's ideas before returning to the solo violin from the first section, the warmth of Charles Darwin.

24 Nov. 2009 Equivocal Generation by by Martijn Hohmann. Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition, Single Sided, baltic amber vinyl. Limited to 25 numbered copies in handmade linen boxes with numbered and signed insert and banderole.

2009, 05.7-9 After Darwin. Impetuous Theater Group / Access Theatre, New York City/ a play by Timberlake Wertenbaker. http://www.impetuoustheater.org/Events/Pages/After_Darwin.html

Gulbenkian theatre, cinema and cafe bar, Canterbury.

The LUX online-exhibition highlights four artist's films that reflect Darwin's legacy and explore concepts of his evolutionary theory. http://www.lux.org.uk/exhibition/lux-collection-darwin-related-films

Darwin's worms (play to be performed across the north of England by bent architect).

Travelling Theatre presents The Voyage of Charles Darwin, an hour-long play with one or two performers in which Darwin reflects on what he discovered on the Beagle voyage and the stir it created in Victorian England. If partners are interested in hosting this play, please contact Geoff Hales on 01223 212104.

Darwin Song Project workshops and performance for folk musicians were a part of the Shrewsbury Darwin Festival. A CD of the superb performance at the new Shrewsbury Theatre has now been released: www.darwinsongproject.com

2009, 01.24-03-29 Interspecies Four new commissions by artists working closely with different species of animal and two existing works, stimulated by the anniversary of Darwin's birth. Cornerhouse, Manchester See www.artscatalyst.org/

2009, 09.15 Collapsing Creation, part of the fifth Hurst Festival at the Players Theatre in Hassocks, West Sussex. See http://hurstfestival.org/overview.html.

2009, 09.16-12.04 Comedy of Change is a new contemporary dance performance celebrating Darwin from artistic director Mark Baldwin. The choreography, music and design is inspired by observations from evolutionary biology, from courtship dances and display to cryptic camouflage. The new work is performed by the Rambert Dance Company and is about to embark on a national tour including Plymouth, Shrewsbury, London and Bath. See www.rambert.org.uk/comedy_of_change.

2009, 10.7-9 Theatre Workshop in Science and Technology Studies will offer free showings of the Living Darwin stage productions at the Squires Studio Theatre, Blacksburg, Va.

2009, 10.27-11.21 Origin of the species is a work from the Tony-nominated writer of Frozen, Bryony Lavery, directed by Tom Littler and designed by Victoria Johnstone being performed at the Arcola Theatre. www.arcolatheatre.com/?action=showtemplate&sid=368

2009, 12.12 Darwin Originals With support from Wellcome Trust, ArtsAdmin and DVDance 8 3-minute art videos will be shown on Channel 4. These 'Darwin Originals' featuring the work of celebrated artists such as Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey and will also be shown at the Darwin Birthday VIP event at the Natural History Museum on 12 February 2009. All enquiries: Judith Knight judith@artsadmin.co.uk

Evolutionary drawing project Artist, Rachel Cohen, is keen to here from any Darwin200 partners interested in hosting her evolutionary drawing project. It can be tailored to different age groups and venues, is inexpensive − just needs paper and pens, some empty wall space and lots of participants. To find out more see www.rachelcohen.co.uk (Chinese Whispers pages).

2009, 09.02-11.28 Tomorrow, in a Year The Danish Arts Council is supporting the world premiere of Hotel Pro Forma and The Knife's Darwin-opera, Tomorrow, in a Year (I morgen om et år). It premieres at the Royal Danish Theatre on 2 September 2009 with further performances on 4 and 5 September. The tour goes to Geneva (11, 12 September 2009), Dresden (8, 9 October 2009) and Århus (27, 28 November 2009). Details from: mail@hotelproforma.dk

2009, 10.01- Inherit The Wind. at the Old Vic, London.


2009, 02.12 Unveiling at Christ's College, Cambridge of a bronze statue of a student-age Darwin by Anthony Smith, commissioned by Christ's College, Cambridge. here

Darwin's Bells A new artwork has been commissioned by Darwin City Council to celebrate Darwin's bicentenary. The HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime has been created by Dr Anton Hassell. The work features a series of cast bronze bells and a replica of the Beagle ship's bell cast in brass. While in Australia Darwin was amazed at the variety of parrot species and selection of these, cast in bronze, from the small budgerigar to the large black cockatoo, are perched on top of each bell.

Elisabeth Daynes created a wax figure of an eighteen-year-old Charles Darwin for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal.


* Items marked with an asterisk (*) contain images provided by Darwin Online and a copy was sent to or acquired by the Darwin Online project.

Non-2009 publications containing images from Darwin Online include:

Baur, Bruno. 2010. Biodiversität. Berlin, Stuttgart, Wien: Haupt Verlag. *

Corbera, J. 2010. La il-lustració a l'obra de Charles Darwin (Illustrating Charles Darwin's work]. L'Atzavara, 19: 27-44.*

Takako, Hirakawa. [Wonder of the Galapagos] (In Japanese) Japan Association for Galapagos, 2010.*

Steinmüller, Angela and Karlheinz Steinmüller. 2008. Darwins Welt: Aus dem Leben eines unfreiwilligen Revolutionärs. *

Oxendine, Lori J. 2010. "More than kin less than kind", an electronic collage seeking to embrace the organic nature of Darwin's studies and to express the underlying structure of his findings. Genetics in Medicine 12 (2, February): front cover. *

Wartenberg, Henry von. 2010. Charles Darwin at southern south: on his tracks two centuries later. Tigre: Tripleve Editores.

Garnier, Ximena Miranda. 2010. Charles R. Darwin and the development of creativity. Actualidades Investigativas en Educación from the Universidad de Costa Rica 10 No. 3, pp. 1-24.*

Twenty First Century Science. Oxford University Press, 2011.*

Complete guide in Galapagos islands. Tokyo: Gemstone, pp. 112-114: History of Charles Darwin and Galapagos islands. 2011. *

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