At the conclusion of the Alfred Russel Wallace Centenary Celebration, in Autumn 2015, Richard Milner, Associate of the American Museum of Natural History, produced and edited excellent special Wallace Issues of Natural History magazine and Skeptic magazine, both of which are now available to all as free downloads.
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On October 14th 2017, after delivering the Wallace Memorial Fund's 4th A. R. Wallace Lecture at University College London, Dr James Costa was awarded the Wallace Memorial Fund's silver Wallace Medal for his outstanding contributions to Wallace scholarship. This Sterling Silver medal is the Wallace Fund's highest award.
A video of Costa's excellent lecture "Convincing Lyell: Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, and the Great Transmutation Debate" can be seen HERE.
Saturday 14th October 2017
14.30–16.00 (please arrive at 14.15)
Darwin Lecture Theatre (Darwin Building B40 LT),
University College London, Gower St., Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6XA
Today is the 159th anniversary of the reading of the Darwin-Wallace paper on evolution by natural selection at the Linnean Society of London - an event which was to change biology, and the way Homo sapiens views itself, forever!
Australia's ABC Radio broadcast a 22 minute interview with George Beccaloni on the June 18 2017 - the 159th anniversary of the arrival of Wallace's essay on natural selection at Charles Darwin's house in Kent, England. The packet containing the essay plus a covering letter, was posted from the small 'Spice Island' of Ternate in Indonesia in March or possibly April of 1858, arriving at Darwin’s house in Downe on 18 June 1858.
Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago explores the legacies of colonial science in Southeast Asia, asking how to meaningfully re-calibrate the natural histories of the Malay Archipelago in our era, which some have called the “Plantationocene.” In dealing with various natural history collections from In
*AS OF OCTOBER 2017 THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED*
An Appreciation of Wallace's Book 'The Malay Archipelago'
By Bill Bailey (Patron of the Wallace Memorial Fund)
THE GRANDFATHER OF EVOLUTIONARY THEORY
By Richard Russel Wallace