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ExhibitionWallace: The Forgotten Evolutionist?

19 October 20139 March 2014
Cost Free
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On his death 100 years ago, Alfred Russel Wallace was widely praised as the 'last of the great Victorians'. But who was he?

Wallace was many things - an intrepid explorer, a brilliant naturalist, a social activist, a political commentator – overall a remarkable intellectual. In his time, he collected over 125,000 animal specimens, published more than 800 articles and wrote 22 books.

Wallace is most famously associated with co-discovering the process of evolution by natural selection alongside Charles Darwin. Yet we have all heard of Darwin, whilst Wallace has become more of a forgotten figure.

This exhibition attempts to explore some of Wallace's life and work, and in doing so raise our awareness of this remarkable man.


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