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Morning Tea with Mr. Darwin

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00am – 11:00am

Storrs Campus
Biology/Physics Building, Room 130

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn presents “Morning Tea with Mr. Darwin: Life and Times of Charles Darwin.” The free lecture will be held on Saturday, June 9, 10 am at the Biology/Physics Building, Room 130, UConn.

Charles Darwin lived during a tumultuous time in England and the world. Born as England was still licking its wounds after losing its largest colony, he grew up as the industrial revolution was getting started. Society was breaking into new classes and new rules were governing the relationship between those classes were being forged out of social strife. England gained control of the seas and an empire was being built. The reign of Queen Vitoria saw new social mores come into play. Within all this, a new natural historian, or scientist as they were beginning to be called, was developing ideas that would be influenced by and impact many of these societal developments. Charles Darwin and his evolution theories were a product of his times. This presentation will explore Darwin’s relation to many of these topics including political movements, poor laws, religious doctrines, slavery, vivisection, and spiritualism. Join us for this exploration of Darwin’s world. Mr. Darwin will be portrayed by professor Kenneth Noll of UConn’s Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.

This program is free and advanced registration is not required. To contact the Museum, visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860-486-4460.

Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part for the UConn Office of Public Engagement.

Contact:

david.colberg@uconn.edu

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Molecular and Cell Biology, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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