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Darwin 2009 Festival


Terry will be joined by Professor Jack Cohen during the Darwin 2009 Festival for an evening of discussion, readings and insights from "The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch".

The duo will discuss how different the world might have been if Charles Darwin had written "Theology of the Species" instead of "On the Origin of Species". They turn the world on its head; portraying Darwin as an obscure country vicar whose bestselling title makes it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures. By alternating between a Discworld story and serious discussion on the theory of evolution, their book also considers thoughts on time travel and how scientific theories happen and differ from other ways of thinking.

The event takes place on Tuesday 7 July at 7.30pm at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road, Cambridge. Tickets £10.

Darwin 2009 Festival

Dates: 5 - 10 July 2009

The Darwin 2009 Festival is a major international event hosted by the University of Cambridge to mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species. During the week, more than 100 scientists, thinkers, authors, artists and performers will debate and celebrate Darwin's evolutionary theories. With more than 40 events, including a conference, performance, fringe and exhibitions, the Festival offers a fascinating insight into Darwin's influence on everything from religion and to pandemics and genetics. The events are open to all (subject to availability) and some are free of charge.

For information and bookings, please see the Festival web site or call 01223 765440.


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