Dinner celebrates Darwin Festival


14-07-2009

More than 300 people, including guest speakers Sir David Attenborough and Oxford professor Lord Robert May, attended the Darwin Celebration Dinner in the Great Hall at King’s College, Cambridge.

The dinner was part of the Darwin Festival 2009 and took place on the penultimate day of the week-long event, which began on 5 July to mark 200 years since Charles Darwin’s birth and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of the Species.

Deloitte were the sponsors of the dinner and Stuart Henderson, partner at Deloitte’s Cambridge office, gave the closing address and presented gifts to the speakers.

The gifts were two high definition prints of floral samples that Darwin brought back from his trip to the Galapagos Islands, which are held in the Henslow Archives at Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden.

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