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Darwin Day at Keele University

Saturday, November 21, 2009. 9.30am - 5pm.

Celebrate the scientific and creative impact of Charles Darwin's work with a day of interactive workshops, laboratory visits, geology field walks, poetry and drama.

Join our expert team of top academics, scientists, writers, actors and poets to explore the legacy of Darwin's ground-breaking On the Origin of Species, 150 years since its publication.

Tickets £12 per person or £6 for concessions (students/OAPS/unwaged). Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact whatson@kfm.keele.ac.uk or call 01782 734169


9.30am-10am Registration: Keele Hall

10am-11am Introductions and keynote address Professor Mark Pallen of Birmingham University, Professor of Microbial Genomics and author of 'The Rough Guide to Evolution'

11am-11.30 Coffee

11.30am Strands -- Life Sciences laboratory visit, Creative Writing Workshops, Geology and Botanical Field Walk (choose one)

1pm-2pm Lunch

2pm-2.30pm Performance: Andrew Bannerman as Charles Darwin: Geology and a Humble Life: A Diet of Worms

2.30pm - 3.30pm Strand follow ups and repeat opportunities: Life sciences laboratory visits, Creative Writing Workshops, Geology and Botanical Field Walk

4pm: Readings: work from the creative writing strand and performance by Whitbread award winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts whose work deals imaginatively with genetics and evolution. See http://www.symmonsroberts.com/

c.5pm Close