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Wallace Day

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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UPDATE: This event has been suspended with all Cambridge Science Festival events for Saturday, April 20.  Please watch this space for updates and rescheduling.

 

Wallace Day
Saturday, April 20

 

UPDATE: Unfortunately, EO Wilson has had to cancel his involvement in Wallace Day this year due to temporary illness. The conversation piece of the program will now follow directly after the 4pm panel to a conversation with Alfred Russel Wallace (as played by Andrew Berry)!

 

Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin, and yet has been largely forgotten.  2013 marks the centenary of his death, and the HMNH, in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival, is celebrating Wallace's rich legacy with "Wallace Day" on Saturday April 20.  Come find out more about a brilliant scientist, a heroic naturalist, and a passionate social reformer. 

This ticket includes all-day entry to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the 4pm panel discussion, the EO Wilson conversation, reception, and free parking in the 52 Oxford Street lot starting at 3pm.

In the HMNH galleries, 26 Oxford (regular museum admission rates apply)


10am to 4pm, explore the HMNH ‘s galleries and see a one-day-only display of Wallace-related specimens and objects from the Museum’s  zoological collections.  Come see Wallace's spectacular birds of paradise and birdwing butterflies, and learn more about his remarkable life story. 
2pm  - Join Mr. Wallace himself (impersonated by Wallace historian and evolutionary biologist Andrew Berry) for a live presentation about his remarkable life as scientist, author, and social activist. Find out more about Wallace and bring your questions.


4-6pm In the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Who was Alfred Russel Wallace?   

A panel discussion moderated by Harvard historian of science and Darwin scholar, Janet Browne.   With:
• Ned Friedman, Director of Harvard's Arnold Arboretum and Professor, Harvard Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology 
• John Durant, Director of the MIT Museum and Professor, MIT Science, Technology and Society Program
• James Wood, Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism, Harvard, and staff writer, The New Yorker

 

Interview with Alfred Russel Wallace

  • Andrew Berry, Harvard biology lecturer and Wallace historian
  • Janet Browne, Chair, Aramont Professor of the History of Science
  • Interviewer: John Durant, Director of the MIT Museum and Professor, MIT Science, Technology and Society Program

6pm - 7pm. Join us and the panelists for a private reception in the HMNH galleries. Wine, snacks and light fare will be served.

 

Free event parking for ticketholders will be available beginning at 3pm in the 52 Oxford Street garage.

 

 

Wallace100 is an informal international association of organisations with projects that are designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wallace’s death in 2013.

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