Archived Event

On the Origin of Species


Friday 14 October 2016 5.30 - 7.00pm

Humanities Research Centre, A.D. Hope Building 14 Ellery Crescent Canberra, ACT

Books that Changed Humanity is a book club with a difference. 

Each month, the Humanities Research Centre hosts an expert from one of a variety of disciplines, who will introduce and lead the discussion of a major historical text. All of these texts, which are drawn from a variety of cultural traditions, has had a formative influence on society and humanity. The series aims to highlight and revisit those books which have informed the way we understand ourselves, both individually and collectively, as human beings.

The series aims to bring together readers from all backgrounds and vocations. Individuals from beyond and within the university community are warmly invited to come, listen, and share their thoughts about some great works of literature over a friendly glass of wine. Though the events will be casual in nature, RSVP is essential, both for catering purposes and for the distribution of preliminary reading materials for each text.

 In the third event, Professor Iain McCalman (Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Sydney; Director of the HRC from 1995-2002) will introduce and discuss On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, written by Charles Darwin–the father of evolutionary biology–and published in 1859.

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