New Darwin Initiative Launched

The UK Research Councils and ‘Darwin 200’, a collection of organisations across the UK planning events and activities to celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday in 2009, have today launched a new website which aims to connect Darwin’s work and evolutionary research with the public.

2009 marks both the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, ‘On the Origin of Species.’ In preparation, the new website will allow the public to contribute podcasts, vodcasts and pose questions to researchers about evolution. The aim is to find out what the public find fascinating, puzzling or difficult about Darwin’s work and evolutionary theory in a modern context. This will allow RCUK to gauge what the public would like to see as part of next year’s celebratory events.

Access the new website ‘Darwin Today: Celebrating Modern Evolutionary Research