Hello and welcome to my Darwin Festival blog! Tomorrow (July 2nd) my fiancee, Angie O'Neill, and I leave for England. We'll be staying in London for a few days and then heading to the University of Cambridge on Sunday, July 5th, for the start of the 2009 Darwin Anniversary Festival.
I'll start blogging in earnest on Saturday, reporting on any Darwin related things we see in London, then I'll start writing about the Festival when I arrive.
I'll be attending talks all week by presenters such as Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Dame Gillian Beer, Harold Varmus (scientific advisor to the Obama administration), Sarah Hrdy, Lord John Krebs, Lord Robert May, Steve Jones, Matt Ridley and many more.
I will also be writing about the various exhibitions, tours and workshops at University sites, museums and the Botanic Garden, including Darwin's rooms in Christ's College; Beagle manuscripts at the University Library; and Endless Forms at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
I hope you will enjoy joining me on my journey!