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The Voyage of the Beagle: Peter Worsley
April 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pmFree
Reading Geological Society’s April lecture is open to all and a link can be obtained by registering on our website, www.readinggeology.org.uk on our lectures page using the provided link “Non-members registration”. The five plus years Charles Darwin spent on H.M.S. Beagle (1831-1836), are arguably the most important event in the entire history of geology. Contrary to popular conception, during the voyage, Darwin primarily devoted his energy into understanding the geology rather than the biology. His pre-Beagle geological training will be outlined, along with the background circumstances which led to him becoming a member of the crew. Some of the highlights arising from his circumnavigation of the globe will be illustrated along with the resultant geological publications.
Professor Peter Worsley is a past President of Reading Geological Society and Emeritus Professor of Quaternary geology, University of Reading.