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…
I am delighted to announce that the Friends of Charles Darwin have their first member from Algeria.
How far away is the sun?
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.
The Friends of Charles Darwin have their 4,000th member.
Eight years ago today, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden.
KILLER FACT: Charles Darwin once featured in a James Bond film.
I've just posted three new book reviews in the Books section.
In celebration of his 90th birthday, the BBC has released a short video of Sir David Attenborough reading from the final paragraph of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
Review of ‘The Invention of Nature: the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science’.