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.
After decades of mysterious ailments, and a short, final illness, Charles Darwin died at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of Wednesday 19th April, 1882, at Down House, Downe, in Kent. He should be accounted a hero in anyone's book.
Pleasing coincidence in Darwin photo file number.
Statue of Charles Darwin bathed in heavenly light.
Minor howler on Darwinian fridge magnet shock!
Photos from a fantastic day out in London yesterday
All day today, I'll be live-blogging my trip to London.
The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection goes online.