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Art and Authors: ‘Darwin Literary Evening’

The last few tickets are still available for the Museum’s Darwin Literary Evening tomorrow (Wednesday 23 September, 18.00-20.30). Whether you’ve been participating in the Fitzwilliam’s online Endless Forms book group, or are simply interested in Darwin’s surprising influence on literature, come and visit the exhibition after-hours and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to Gillian Beer and Rebecca Stott discuss Darwin’s significance for novelists from the nineteenth century to the present day. This special event also offers to opportunity to hear an exclusive curator talk on the Endless Forms exhibition.

Hear Gillian Beer discuss how female poets responded to Darwin’s theories in this Endless Forms podcast

£8 (£6 concessions), including entrance to the exhibition and a glass of wine: book through County Literature Development, 01223 718 135 or

For more about ‘Evolve!’, visit

published 23 September 2009

Special late-night exhibition opening

This Wednesday (16 September) is another opportunity to see Endless
after-hours as part of a special late-night opening from 6pm until

Make a night of it with an evening viewing of this acclaimed exhibition,
which has received almost 70,000 visitors. Meet the curator, and enjoy a
free tour by one of our team of knowledgeable volunteers. The Courtyard
Café and Shop will also be open.

(Please note: the Museum will be closed from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday 16

published 15 September 2009

Success for exhibition’s Flickr group

The Endless Forms Flickr group now has over 1,000 entries and counting, with over 350 people from around the world getting involved.

Visit the group at and browse through the images – or better still, join the group and send in your Darwin-inspired photographs. Not only will your work be included in the group pool, but photographs are also showcased as part of a unique screen installation in the Museum’s Courtyard during the exhibition’s run. Find out more about the Flickr challenge at

published 12 August 2009

Praise for Endless Forms

‘The most important and interesting of this years anniversary exhibitions…’ – Tom Lubbock, The Independent

‘Succeeds in placing a familiar figure in an entirely new perspective’ – Richard Hamblyn, Times Literary Supplement

‘Rewarding beyond compare’ – Judith Flanders, Sunday Telegraph

‘Much to enjoy’ – Richard Fortey, The Guardian

Read more reviews

published 10 August 2009

Over 37,000 visitors for Endless Forms

More than 37,000 visitors from around the world have now seen the exhibition Endless Forms.
The exhibition, which opened almost eight weeks ago, also opened its doors to over 600 visitors in three hours on 7 July, for a late-night opening to mark the 2009 Cambridge Darwin Festival.

published 6 August 2009