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In Our Time

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, History

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Society & Culture 60
History 20

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

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Darwin: On the Origins of Charles Darwin

January 5th, 2009

Episode 27 of 522 episodes

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 2009 and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Melvyn Bragg presents a series about Darwin's life and work.Melvyn tells the story of Darwin's early life in Shropshire and discusses the significance of the three years he spent at Cambridge, where his interests shifted from religion to natural science.Featuring contributions from Darwin biographer Jim Moore, geneticist at University College London Steve Jones, fellow of Christ's College Cambridge David Norman and assistant librarian at Christ's College Cambridge Colin Higgins.

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