02-Jan-1860: Whewell sets the right tone

William Whewell

On 2nd January 1860, the mathematician, science historian, polymath, and coiner of the term ‘scientist’, William Whewell, wrote to Charles Darwin to acknowledge receipt of his copy of the first edition of ‘On the Origin of Species’.

Darwin's beetles

The University of Cambridge Zoological Museum has a rather wonderful box of beetle specimens collected by Charles Darwin when he was at the university. Here are some photos.