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ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE DAY in Usk, Wales, Sunday 21st September 2008.

Don't forget the Wallace event in Usk, Wales next Sunday! Details are as follows:

Sunday 21 September 2008, 10.30 - 3.45

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE DAY.  In celebration of the announcement 150 years ago, by Wallace and Darwin, of Evolution by Natural Selection, The Sessions House. Usk, Monmouthshire.

  • Exhibition: Fred Langford Edwards' photographs of Wallace specimens, including some from British collections not open to the public.
  • Fred Langford Edwards on the research he is undertaking on Wallace, in Britain, Brazil and Borneo with the support of a Wellcome Trust Award.
  • Earl of Cranbrook on Wallace's scientific work in Borneo.
  • Mr.Rambli Ahmad, on the Wallace trail in Sarawak, Malaysia  (To be confirmed.)
  • Professor David Collard on the later Wallace as an economic and social reformer. 

The launch by Seren of Anne Cluysenaar's illustrated poem-sequence Batu-Angas: Envisioning Nature with Alfred Russel Wallace (Seren), followed by a short reading. Anne will be available to sign copies.

Excursion: At the end of the day, and if the weather is fair, participants will visit the recently-erected Memorial near Wallace's birthplace just over the river from Usk town.


All events and coffee on arrival: £5

All events, coffee on arrival, lunch and wine/ coffee/soft drink, £11.

To book please contact:

Anne Cluysenaar at anne.cluysenaar@googlemail.com  or Stella Collard at stellacollard@yahoo.co.uk

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