Author Archives: Richard Carter, FCD

About Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks

The ghost of John Tyndall solves a mystery (probably)

How a Twitter conversation with the ghost of John Tyndall (friend of Charles Darwin), helped identify the likely source of a morbid inscription in one of his books.

The Darwin bicentennial oak, 9 years on

Nine years ago today, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden. See how it‘s doing…

Book review: ‘The Flamingo’s Smile’ by Stephen Jay Gould

Reflections in natural history.

Book launch: ‘On the Moor: Science, History and Nature on a Country Walk’

158 years ago today saw the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Darwin was staying on the edge of Ilkley Moor at the time, just 13 miles as the curlew flies from where I type these words. What better excuse could I possibly need for choosing today to launch my own medium…

Hello, Algeria!

I am delighted to announce that the Friends of Charles Darwin have their first member from Algeria.

Cosmological conversation with my dad

How far away is the sun?

End of an era

This morning, I went to the cash point for some money, only to be presented with a wad of brand new £10 notes featuring Jane Austen instead of Charles Darwin.

Book review: ‘The Panda’s Thumb’ by Stephen Jay Gould

More Reflections in Natural History.

Book review: ‘Ever Since Darwin’ by Stephen Jay Gould

Reflections in Natural History.

Book review: ‘Humanism’ by Stephen Law

A very short introduction.