Charles Darwin

19 Feb 2019
The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival has been hitting the airwaves in Australia with representatives of the town’s university visiting the country to explore opportunities for ‘greater collaboration’ between Shrewsbury and the city of Darwin. Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost of the University Centre Shrewsbury, flew to Australia’s most northern city to foster closer links which could include scholarship...
Byron Caine (11), Dexter Caine (8), Tom Getty (10) and Sophie Getty (12)
22 Feb 2018
One thing is for sure, Charles Darwin would have loved the Darwin Rocks workshop, and in fact he did. Charles Darwin was at Shrewsbury Museum this Saturday with 15 youngsters each having a fantastic time making their own fossils! Hopefully this will have inspired the next generation of Shropshire’s young to be as enthused as the young Charles Darwin was when told about the Bellstone in Shrewsbury...
Anna Sutton, Isabel Thomas, Katie McPartland and Robin Morris
12 Feb 2018
The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival kicked off with an explosion of independent thinking on Thursday February 8th with the Finals of the first ever Shropshire Young Thinkers’ Competition - a spectacular challenge dreamt up and staged by Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury.  Last night saw 20 finalists competing in front of a packed audience of parents, teachers, supporters and judges...
Professor Gary Warnaby
01 Feb 2018
The use of famous residents such as Charles Darwin to build the reputation of places will be the subject of a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). Professor Gary Warnaby will discuss ‘The Evolution of Place Branding: A Darwinian Perspective’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base in Frankwell Quay, on Monday February 12. Gary is Professor of Retailing and Marketing at...
Professor AC Grayling
01 Feb 2018
The challenges posed for the future of education in a complex and uncertain world will be addressed by renowned philosopher and author Anthony Clifford Grayling at a free University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) event. The UCS team is delighted to welcome Professor AC Grayling CBE to Guildhall, its learning and research base, on Tuesday February 13, 2018. Prof Grayling will deliver a keynote speech as...
Steve Chapman, Stuart Woodings, and Tina Boyle
15 Aug 2017
A window display with a difference has been unveiled to celebrate Shrewsbury’s connection to Charles Darwin and its vibrant retail and events offer. The vacant former McDonalds building on Pride Hill now sports eye-catching window vinyls on a creative evolutionary theme courtesy of Shrewsbury Business Improvement District. The quote from Shrewsbury’s famous son, “I am not apt to follow blindly...
04 Aug 2012
Charles Darwin   You must have lived a very sheltered existence if you are unaware of the true origin of the Darwin species.  We all know, I would imagine, that Charles Darwin came from Shrewsbury. Admittedly he didn’t end his days in our county, but his birthplace stands proudly at the foot of The Mount, in Shrewsbury, probably looking just the same as it always did. Even though he may be our...
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