This Thursday is Darwin Day and there are numerous events planned world wide.
There are several events in Ireland that you may be interested in.
Wednesday the 11th sees the Irish Skeptics Society hosting a lecture by Professor Tom Hayden, School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin entitled “Charles Darwin and the Origin of Humans”. The lecture takes place at 8.00pm in the Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Thursday the 12th will be the HAI’s Annual Darwin Day lecture. The lecture takes place at 7.30pm in the Davis theatre, Arts building,Trinity College, Dublin. This year’s speaker is Professor David McConnell, Professor of Genetics, TCD and the topic is “Darwin, genetics, and the nature of humankind”.
Last but not least our own Mid-west Humanists event will be a trip to the Burren to explore the flora and geology of this unique area. This will replace our normal monthly meeting and takes place on Sunday the 15th at 11.00am. Meet up is in the underground car park across from the Castletroy Park Hotel and we’ll be car pooling.
There are also a number of other Irish events planned this year details of which can be found here.
Hope you’re able to attend one or more of these events and to all an early Happy Darwin Day!
Update – Those of you who, like me, cannot attend any of these events may be interested in this virtual meeting/conference call at 18.00 GMT on the 12th. There is also a Facebook group and of course the man himself twitters.