Darwin 200Posted: September 15, 2008
Darwin 200 is an extensive national programme of events celebrating Charles Darwin’s scientific ideas and their impact around his two hundredth birthday on 12 February 2009. Darwin, as you’ll remember, was a local man from nearby Shrewsbury. His father, Erasmus, strongly influenced the young Stoke-on-Trent inventor of photography Thomas Wedgwood. The 2009 Darwin 200 events are rather science oriented, but more exhibitions and creative events are sure to emerge as we head toward Christmas and the New Year. Since many children will be getting Spore for Christmas, there may be possibilies of linking Darwin 200 with some local Spore creature creator workshops, as a lead-in to things like comic-book or machinima -making workshops.