02 Feb Charles Darwin

“The Young Darwin – Darwin the Student”

Darwin the Student, bronze by Anthony Smith

Christ’s College is where the famous biologist and naturalist and father of evolutionary biology, studied.  He was a young, innovative and enthusiastic student, destined initially for a life in Holy Orders.  From Cambridge he embarked on a ground-breaking journey of discovery on HMS Beagle and fifty years after his birth, his seminal work The Origin of the Species was published.

        In Christ’s in 2009, we celebrate our unique experience of Darwin the student with the public opening of his student rooms (from February 2009) and an unveiling of a specially commissioned bronze sculpture of Darwin as a young man contemplating the origin of our existence.


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