In this talk, Darwin scholar, historian and author Dr John van Wyhe explains how some of the best known known ‚facts‘ if history are often completely, sometimes ridiculously wrong
Dr. John is a historian of science who specializes on Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the history of evolutionary theories. He holds an unusual pair of positions: Senior Lecturer at Department of Biological Sciences & Department of History in NUS. He is the founder & director of the award winning Darwin online project at the University of Cambridge. He is a Professorial Fellow of Charles Darwin University and also an Associate of the Science, Technology & Society (STS) Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI), Natural History Museum (London) and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He curated the restoration of Darwin’s College rooms and the Wallace exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore.
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