A talk by Dr Chris Smith:
Erasmus and Charles Darwin on Evolution
Speaker: Dr Chris Smith
Date: Thursday 7 May
Cost: Free - Booking advised
Location: Thinktank, Millenium Point, Curzon Street, B4 7XJ
Erasmus Darwin has been called 'England's Leonardo' and the 'greatest polymath of his age'. Perhaps his greatest achievement was to develop a theory of organic evolution some sixty years before the publication of the Origin of Species. This talk reviews Erasmus Darwin's life in the Midlands and compares his thought with that of his more famous grandson.
Dr Chris Smith is an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Vision Sciences at Aston Dr Chris Smith is Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Vision Sciences at Aston University and Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Birmingham. He was Chair of the Erasmus Darwin Bicentennial Committee (1999-2002) and joint editor of The Genius of Erasmus Darwin (Ashgate, 2005). His first publication on Charles Darwin dates back to 1977.
Don't miss this opportunity to come and hear him.
Seats for our lecture are on a first come first served basis but if you would like to ensure a place please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.