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‘Acts of Kindness’ Event, Saturday 23 March

As part of Cambridge Science Festival, on Saturday 23 March 2013, the Menagerie Theatre Company is holding a full day event ‘Acts of Kindness’, centred around ‘The Altruists’, a new play by Craig Baxter (writer of Re:Design and Let Newton … Continue reading

‘Darwin and Human Nature’ Film Series

22—31 October 2012   at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse 38-39 St. Andrews Street Cambridge CB2 3AR   Booking on: 0871 902 5720 or online here   The Darwin Correspondence Project presents a season of four films that explore the political, social … Continue reading

Bless you, Blackley! Darwin inspires pioneering hay fever researcher

You may not have heard of Charles Harrison Blackley (1820—1900), but if you are one of the 15 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever, you are indebted to him. For it was he who identified pollen … Continue reading

New Darwin and Emotions Resources

Darwin’s work on the expression of emotions began with observations he made on the Beagle voyage.  After almost 40 years of collecting data (including observations of his own children) and thinking about the conceptual issues, he originally intended it to … Continue reading

Darwin and Human Nature Conference – Cambridge, 19-20 April

We’re busy preparing for our Darwin and Human Nature Conference on 19 and 20 April 2012. It will be held at CRASSH (The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), University of Cambridge.   The conference will … Continue reading

Emotions and Interpretations: Responses to the Darwin Online Emotions Experiment

Thanks to all who took part in our online emotions experiment – over 18,000 of you! The formal stage of the experiment is now over, but it will be staying online as an activity, so if you don’t want to … Continue reading