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Darwin 200

Darwin 200 was a national programme of events celebrating Charles Darwin's scientific ideas and their impact around his two hundredth birthday on 12 February 2009.

The celebrations began on 1 July, 150 years since Darwin and Wallace announced the theory that rocked science and society, and will continue until 24 November 2009, the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

Darwin 200 celebrated the impact that Darwin's ideas about evolution, as well as his approach to the understanding of the natural world and his outstanding example as a scientist, continue to have on our lives.

The celebrations centred on Darwin's 200th birthday in February 2009, but began in July 2008 by commemorating 150 years since Darwin first presented his theory to fellow scientists. Darwin200 events built up to November 2009, which was the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Many organisations, large and small, across the UK delivered an incredible variety of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Charles Darwin.

From conferences and exhibitions to graphic novels and dramatic performances, there was something for everyone from scientists to young children.

The London Borough of Bromley was a partner in this organisation and through partner funding including a Heritage Lottery Funded Grant, delivered exciting activities and events to celebrate Darwin's science and working life around Downe, which resulted in the writing and production of 'The Origin of Species' at his home at Down House.

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Darwin 200