Darwin Day 2019 will be special, given the 200th anniversary of Raffles’ landing , and the reflective mood across the nation with regards to its precolonial and natural heritage.
We will be hosting two speakers:
The first speaker, Dr John van Wyhe, will be giving a talk on a lesser known side of Raffles, his contributions as a naturalist in the early 19th century.
The second speaker, Dr Ho Hua Chew, veteran conservationist from the Nature Society (Singapore), will be sharing about the work done by the Society in protecting Singapore’s natural heritage.
Fees: $8 for members, $10 for non-members
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr John van Wyhe is a historian of science at the National University of Singapore who specialises on the history of biology and evolutionary theory. He leads regular expeditions of NUS students through Indonesia to study the state of nature conservation. He has published eleven books and is the Director of Darwin Online and Wallace Online. He lectures and broadcasts around the world.
Dr Ho Hua Chew is a member of the Executive Committee of the Nature Society (Singapore), working mainly within the Conservation Committee. As past Chairman of the Society’s Conservation Committee, he has about two decades of conservation work. Currently, he continues helping in co-ordinating the Society’s conservation activities & projects, such as feedbacks to government land-use & development plans, biodiversity surveys.