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Darwin 200th Birthday/Darwin Day: Home

This guide celebrates the life and accomplishments of Charles Darwin, on the occasion of the anniversary of his birthday, February 12, 1809.

Happy Darwin Days!

About Darwin Day

Darwin Day is a celebration of the birthday of scientist, Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin. From January 9, 2009 issue of Science.


To find out more about Darwin Day, read this article from the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of The Humanist.


Down House Reopens in February 2009

Darwin at Downe

In 1842 Darwin and his family moved to Down House in Downe, Bromley. Here he carried out daily observations and experiments in the grounds and surrounding countryside.

During his studies, Darwin realised that evolution by natural selection was key to understanding the living world and it was here, at Down House, that Darwin wrote The Origin of Species.