I can reveal the exciting news that two production companies in the UK are seriously considering making TV documentaries about Wallace which would be broadcast next year as a 'response' to the many programmes about Darwin which the BBC and others are currently making to coincide with the Darwin anniversary celebrations of 2009.
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Professor Ildeu C. Moreira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) has informed me of the following forthcoming Brazilian events and publications which will feature Wallace:-
1) There will be a "Homage to Alfred Russel Wallace" session during a Workshop for the Popularisation of Science & Technology in Amazon (II Workshop de Difusão e Popularização de Ciência e Tecnologia na Amazônia), Belém, August 25-29, 2008. See http://www.cultura.ufpa.br/labdemon/2wdpcta_homenagem.htm
To hear a short interview about Wallace by famous British comedian Bill Bailey, which was recorded at the 150th anniversary of the discovery of natural selection event at the Linnean Society on July 1st 2008, click the following link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2008/jul/07/science.weekly.podcast
This is what I wrote for the home page of this website for the BIG DAY:
"Happy 150th Birthday Natural Selection!!
Time Out magazine ranks the reading of the Darwin and Wallace papers at the Linnean Society on July 1st 1858 as number 1 in a list of "100 London moments that shook the world". To read the article click here.