‘Darwin Today’ Exhibition – Winter Gardens 15-30 Sep

The ‘Darwin Today’ Exhibition is coming to Sheffield Winter Gardens 15-30 September. This Research Councils UK exhibition, led by BBSRC, celebrates the importance of modern evolutionary biology and the pioneering work of Charles Darwin. The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’. ‘Darwin Today’ is touring the UK and is designed to engage a wide family audience with Darwin’s ideas, and incorporates a number of interactive elements (‘Moth-counting’, ‘Selection sieve’ and “Opinions”, see http://www.darwin.rcuk.ac.uk/).  This represents a great opportunity for UoS scientists to engage with the public.

The Sheffield step in the tour is being co-ordinated by Julie Gray in MBB. She is looking for volunteers (academics, postdocs, graduate students) to help run the interactive elements of the exhibition. Free T-shirts and even demonstrator fees for graduate helpers are on offer! If you are interested and can spare a couple of hours over the weekend of either 19/20 or 26/27 September, contact Julie (24407, j.e.gray@sheffield.ac.uk).

from Andy Fleming

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