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Book review: ‘Darwin's Mentor: John Stevens Henslow 1796–1861’ by S.M. Walters & E.A. Stow

The biography of John Stephens Henslow, Charles Darwin's tutor at university, and an all-round, thoroughly good chap.

Darwin's octopus

Photo of an octopus collected by Charles Darwin in the Cape Verde Islands.

Happy Henslow Day!

Today is the 213th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin's great friend and mentor, John Stevens Henslow.

Henslow Day!

Happy Birthday, John Stevens Henslow.

Our first Henslow

John Stephens Henslow's great, great granddaughter joins the Friends of Charles Darwin.

24th August, 1831: Henslow's letter

On 24th August, 1831, Charles Darwin's great friend and mentor, John Stevens Henslow, sat down at his desk, took up his pen, and wrote what turned out to be one of the most important letters in the history of science.