Charles Darwin: a life in pictures

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Christ's College, Cambridge


Christ's College, Cambridge. Darwin lived and studied here from 1828-1831. Engraving of Christ's College, by J. Le Keux after I. A. Bell. Published April 1838. From the collection of John van Wyhe.

Contrary to common legend, Darwin did not study theology or divinity. He was a candidate for an ordinary bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree. See Darwin's newly discovered student bills here.

The most detailed account of this part of Darwin's life is:

John van Wyhe, Charles Darwin in Cambridge: The most joyful years. WSP, 2014. (Hardcover, paperback, Kindle)

See: The Complete Photographs of Darwin


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