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What has evolution got to do with us? Bringing some of the world's top minds to Cambridge, the Darwin
Festival celebrates the enduring influence of Darwin's ideas 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, the book
that rewrote the way we see the world.

- Darwin Festival 2009 from the Naked Scientists Naked Scientists

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    • 3.2 • 5 Ratings

What has evolution got to do with us? Bringing some of the world's top minds to Cambridge, the Darwin
Festival celebrates the enduring influence of Darwin's ideas 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, the book
that rewrote the way we see the world.

    Darwin Festival 09.08.24 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sandra Herbert

    Darwin Festival 09.08.24 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sandra Herbert

    This week historian Sandra Herbert tells how she retraced Darwin's footsteps to the Galapagos in search of rock samples to prove his volcanic theories were right...

    • 6 min
    Darwin Festival 09.08.12 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sir Terry Pratchett

    Darwin Festival 09.08.12 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sir Terry Pratchett

    This week we're in conversation with Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the multi-million selling Discworld series. We find out what inspired 'The Science of Discworld 3: Darwin's Watch', get Richard Dawkins into holy orders and explore a world without Darwin...

    • 10 min
    Darwin Festival 09.08.04 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Brian Rosen

    Darwin Festival 09.08.04 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Brian Rosen

    Darwin's first book was on coral reefs. Brian Rosen, from the Natural History Museum in London,takes up the story...

    • 8 min
    Darwin Festival 09.07.28 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sir John Sulston

    Darwin Festival 09.07.28 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sir John Sulston

    This week we're in conversation with Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston, the man behind the human genome project. He tells how he went from chemist to biologist to work on a tiny worm, C. elegans, that laid the foundations for the sequencing of the human genome.

    • 10 min
    Darwin Festival 09.07.21 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Ruth Padel

    Darwin Festival 09.07.21 - Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Ruth Padel

    Poet and Darwin-descendent Ruth Padel talks about how the history books led her to write "Darwin, a life in poems", an anthology of fifteen poems charting the major events of Darwin's life.

    • 12 min
    Darwin Festival 09.07.16 - The Rap Guide to Evolution - Darwinian Hip Hop

    Darwin Festival 09.07.16 - The Rap Guide to Evolution - Darwinian Hip Hop

    Award winning Canadian hip hop artist Baba Brinkman brings us his Rap Guide to Evolution, an hour of clever, witty and scientifically accurate rhymes that will have you seeing Darwin from a whole new perspective. Baba explores the history and current understanding of Darwin's theory, combining hilarious remixes of popular rap songs with clever lyrical storytelling that covers Natural Selection, Artificial Selection, Sexual Selection, Group Selection, Unity of Common Descent, and Evolutionary Psychology.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

The Heardresser ,

Superb

Quite wonderful. The legacy of the great Darwin Festival is just superb.

Kineenhio ,

Darwin Festival - Disappointing

I was really looking forward to listening to the key speakers and the in depth discussions that obviously occurred during the festival. What you get is people giving their comments on the conference at the end of each day and the odd academic throwing in a thought or 2 (and a brief interview with a Canadian rapper!?. Where is the Festival?? Where is the detail? Fairly pointless to be honest. The festival sounded amazing though

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