Darwin: On the Origins of Charles Darwin

5 Jan, 2009 570 Biology

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 2009 and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Melvyn Bragg presents a series about Darwin’s life and work.Melvyn tells the story of Darwin’s early life in Shropshire and discusses the significance of the three years he spent at Cambridge, where his interests shifted from religion to natural science.Featuring contributions from Darwin biographer Jim Moore, geneticist at University College London Steve Jones, fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge David Norman and assistant librarian at Christ’s College Cambridge Colin Higgins.

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  • Jim Moore 4 episodes
    Darwin biographer
  • Steve Jones 22 episodes
    Geneticist at University College London
  • David Norman 2 episodes
    Fellow of Christ's College Cambridge
  • Colin Higgins No other episodes
    Assistant librarian at Christ's College Cambridge

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