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Book Review: ‘The Invention of Nature’ by Andrea Wulf

Review of ‘The Invention of Nature: the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science’.

The Darwin bicentennial oak, 7 years on

Seven years ago today, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden.

13-Jan-1833: The day HMS Beagle nearly sank

Charles Darwin's closest brush with death during the Beagle voyage came on Sunday 13th January 1833, near that most infamous of nautical perils, Cape Horn.

Book Review: ‘The Invention of Science’ by David Wootton

Review of ‘The Invention of Science: a new history of the Scientific Revolution’.

Hello, United Arab Emirates & Uganda!

I am delighted to announce that the Friends of Charles Darwin have their first members from the United Arab Emirates, and Uganda!

The great Darwin fossil hunt

In which a friend beyond measure arranges a behind-the-scenes visit to the Natural History Museum to see fossils collected by Charles Darwin during the Beagle voyage.

Hello, Senegal!

The Friends of Charles Darwin have their first member from Senegal.

Hello, Iraq!

The Friends of Charles Darwin have their first member from Iraq.

We receive feedback

The latest creationist comment amused me so much that I thought I would give it a blog post all of its own.

Three old maps

Photographs of three wonderful seventeenth-century maps in the Doge's Palace museum, Venice.