The Lost World Read 2009 forms part of Darwin 200, a global programme of events celebrating Charles Darwin's scientific ideas and their impact.
The core period of Darwin 200 activity runs between two landmark dates: 12 February 2009, the bicentenary of Darwin's birth, and 24 November, the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. Darwin revolutionised the thinking of his day by placing humans firmly within the natural world, and his innovative thoughts are just as important in the 21st century. His concept of evolution through natural selection has been described as 'one of the most illuminating scientific ideas of all time'.
Many organisations, large and small, across the UK are planning a variety of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. From conferences and exhibitions to graphic books and dramatic performances, there is something for everyone.
Visit Darwin 200 for further details.