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The Benefits of a Cambridge Education: John Henslow and the creation of Charles Darwin

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How was Charles Darwin, failed medic, transformed at Cambridge into a 22 year old naturalist versed in geology, botany and zoology and suitable to make observations befitting a Royal Navy Survey Ship? I shall explore the state of Cambridge science in the 1820s, and consider the life, science and influence of Professor John Henslow, now known as “Darwin’s mentor”.

This talk is part of the Trinity College Science Society (TCSS) series.

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