As part of hosting the art exhibit Endless Forms: Darwin, Natural Science & the Arts (opening June 16th), the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England is doing a series of podcasts. In this second podcast, John van Wyhe (historian of science and director of The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online), discusses “Darwin in Cambridge: From Christ’s College to the Beagle”:
Dr. John van Wyhe, Director of Darwin Online, discusses Darwin’s student days at Christ’s College, Cambridge in the 1820s, and investigates the young naturalist’s developing eye for visual observation – as well as debunking a few persistent Darwin myths. Also featured: how Darwin’s rooms were restored and re-opened to the public.
Download or listen online (with a slideshow) here.