On February 12 in 1809, Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England,. On the Origins of Species published by Darwin in 1859 changed the world literally overnight and the impact has continued even now. Darwin’s birth day 12 February is the International Darwin Day. Special events are held to celebrate his achievement and to promote the sense of wonder around the world.
The main theme of this year’s Darwin Day event at the Liberal Arts Lab Darwin Room is “The Delight Order of Nature Inspires.” It consists of four nights Darwin Discourse and mini exhibitions related to Darwin from February 9 to 12. The host of the talk events will be Professor Masataka Watanabe who is a leading Darwin researcher in Japan.