Darwin events in North Devon

ANYONE wanting to know more about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution through natural selection should know that his life and achievements are being celebrated in Barnstaple during June. On Saturday, June 13 there will be three one-hour illustrat

ANYONE wanting to know more about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution through natural selection should know that his life and achievements are being celebrated in Barnstaple during June.On Saturday, June 13 there will be three one-hour illustrated talks held in the Henry Williamson room at Barnstaple Library. 'An Introduction to Darwin' and 'Fitzroy - Darwin's Captain' will both be presented by Keith Denby, while Barry Zussman will talk about 200 years of genetic research in 'Discovering DNA'. Both Keith and Barry are members of the North Devon Humanist group.Barnstaple Museum is showcasing Darwin with a presentation of theatre for all the family. Outside the Museum on the Square the Desperate Men Theatre Company will act out 'Darwin and the Dodo' - great fun for adults and children. For more information and times, contact the Museum on (01271) 346747.Meanwhile, Exmoor Zoo will be offering free entry to anyone dressed in Victorian costume between June 8-14 when it is commemorating Darwin. It will be showcasing a Darwin Zoo trail and helping to feather the Dodo!More Darwin events are scheduled in Barnstaple on June 20, when there will be celebrations of Elephant Day at the Moose Hall in Trinity Street with talks by Andy Currant of the Natural History Museum, London. The following week, on June 27, there is a chance to meet some exotic creatures with Steve Eddy from the Exmoor Zoo at the Museum and on the Square.North Devon Humanists always meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Fremington Parish Hall annex, Higher Road, Fremington, EX31 3BG and all are welcome to attend. �2 including light refreshments. For more information please contact Barry Zussman on (01237) 474225 or see www.devonhumanists.org.uk


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