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Literary Event, Fri 10 Nov 2017


Charles Darwin, often thought of as a charming, shy, rich naturalist, was in fact so much more.

In this story of the intellectual life of the West over the last two centuries, acclaimed biographer and novelist A.N. Wilson explains how Darwin was himself the product of his times, and as he acknowledged, he formed his biological theory not just on the basis of biology but by the study of the work of social economists. Likewise, ever since 1859, men and women have had reasons for believing or rejecting Darwin’s theories, which do not pertain simply to the theories themselves.

Darwin made claims about who we, the human race, actually are. To this extent, he was the creator of a myth as powerful as that of the Bible.

Join us for this reappraisal of Charles Darwin and the influence the Victorian era had on the most controversial scientist of modern times.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, A.N. Wilson is an award-winning biographer and celebrated novelist.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 10 Nov 2017 19:30
Riverside Room, Old Town Hall


£10 / £8.50
Special £6.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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Map reference: TQ 177746  Lat: 51.45884 Long: -0.30654

Tube/Rail: Richmond
Buses: 65, 33, H37, H22, R68, R70

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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