Entitled Darwin and the Evolution of an Idea it will cover Darwin’s family, his education, the Beagle voyage and the influence of the contemporary society. The lecturer is ecologist Lloyd Spencer Davis, author of Looking for Darwin.
Other lectures in this series will deal with biological complexity, the basic principles of evolution, fossils, evolutionary psychology and why humans create art. Lecture 5 (in Hamilton) and Lecture six (in Nelson) have yet to be recorded. Details are available in the links below if anyone wishes to attend these.
The lectures will eventually be available for podcast and download on the RNZ Darwin Lectures web page.
Royal Society of New Zealand Darwin Lectures
Part One: The Evolution of Darwin
Part Two: The Evolution of Biological Complexity.
Part Three: The Principles of Evolution; History of Life
Part Four:The Fossil Record
Part Five: Evolutionary Psychology
Part Six: The Storytelling Ape: Evolution, Art, Story, Culture