Talk- Darwin the Geologist
30th April 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dorset Geologist’s Association Group (DGAG) will host a talk on the Tuesday 30th April 2024.
Title: Darwin the Geologist
Speaker: John Marriage; read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, including Geology for Part I, but deserted Geology for Chemistry in his final year, going on to work mostly in contract research and product development. Taking early retirement in 2000 he then concentrated on his other interests in photography and the history of photography, serving as Editor of Britain’s main journal of the history of photography for over 15 years. Living in Lyme Regis though, he did not escape geology and was for many years a Trustee of Lyme Regis Museum.
Time: Talk will start at 7pm; finish approximately 8pm
Venue: Activity Meeting Room: Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR
Lecture Entry Cost: £6 (£5 for DGAG members) collected on room entry
Booking a seat: Contact DGAG events at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk Description: The young Charles Darwin had a less than glittering academic career, but was most inspired by the geologists he met, and with whom he went on field trips around Britain. It was as a geologist that he joined the Beagle trip, and he was receiving updates of the latest geological researches back home as they docked in various ports. In this talk I’ll try to show how his scientific thinking was developing during this period, including the errors that he later recognised – which contributed to the huge delay in publishing his ideas on evolution.
Photo: Courtesy of the speaker.
Part of an image of one of Darwin’s geological sections of South America.
Additional Links: Speakers Fascinating photographic plus website