Events & Talks




I have given illustrated public addresses and lectures on the history of zoology, Darwin, Darwin’s predecessors, Darwin’s influence on literature, curiosity and on the conditions that have lead to innovative thinking at Oxford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne, New York and Heidelberg, to members of the public and to members of many international interdisciplinary institutes. Please get in touch with me directly or with my agent, Rebecca Carter of Janklow and Nesbit (details on contacts page) if you are interested in booking a talk.

Forthcoming Events

‘Darwin’s Predecessors’ at the British Museum, 12th September, 2016.

‘Roamers’ at opening session for Nature Matters conference at Cambridge, New Networks for Nature initiative, with Martin Rees, Kathleen Jamie and Gillian Beer. September 22nd, 2016, 8pm.

“Cross-Pollinations: Narrative in Science and Literature’, lecture in Distinguished Speaker series at IAST, Toulouse. 3rd November, 2016.

“Darwin, Poet’ at North American Victorian Studies Association, Florence, 17th of May, 2017.