“Charles Darwin and Ireland ” by Dr. Miguel DeArce,
( UCC Plant Research Platform Seminar 2009 )
Location: G19 Kane Building UCC
( Cork )
Date: Thursday 12 th March 7pm
UCC Plant Research Platform Seminar 2009
Darwin 200 Invited Public Lecture
Thursday 12th March 7.00-8.30 pm Venue: G19 Kane Building
“Charles Darwin and Ireland ” by Dr. Miguel DeArce, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin
Searches of Darwin's correspondence show that some 160 letters crossed between him and naturalists and others with an Irish address. The 90 min talk by Dr. DeArce will include a brief biography of Darwin highlighting reactions to the publication of "The Origin of the Species" from Irish contemporaries of the great naturalist, such as the physicist Henry Hennessy,
Fr Jeremiah Murphy from Macroom, and, some years later, Daniel J. Cunningham.
Dr. Miguel DeArce has been working in medical genetics for over 25 years, and is currently writing a book on the subject of Darwin’s Irish correspondences. Miguel is researching topics such as the history of evolutionary ideas, Darwin, Darwinism, Reception of Darwinism in Ireland, Science and Religion debates.
All are welcome to attend this lecture.
For more information on the UCC plant research platform please visit http://www.ruadesign.info/nptp/index.html
Dr. Charles Spillane UCC (ext 4124)Catherine O' Mahony UCC (ext 4682)