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20-Feb-1835: Darwin witnesses an earthquake

On 20th February, 1835, Charles Darwin was lying down in a wood having a rest in Valvidia, Southern Chile, when he experienced a major earthquake.

Charles Darwin to Charles Lyell, 10th January, 1860

Humorously describing mankind's ancestor.

Such modest ambitions, Mr Darwin!

In 1841, Darwin's ill-health evidently left him with low expectations of his future ability to contribute to science.

18-Jun-1858: Wallace's bombshell

Darwin receives the shock of his life!

Geological Society opens archives (temporarily)

Why not permanently?

Victorian Pessimism

On last week's 'In Our Time'.

Recovered property

Stolen first edition of 'On the Origin of Species' recovered.