Prof Janet Browne

Darwin Day Lecture 2023

The Humanist Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that Professor Janet Browne from Harvard University, will deliver our 2023 Darwin Day Lecture.

Charles Darwin: Rationality and Religion in a Victorian Context
Monday 13 February 2023, 19.30
Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre (Room 2037), Trinity College, Dublin

Professor Janet Browne is Aramont Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University and she is a renowned expert on Charles Darwin. After a first degree in zoology at TCD she took a PhD in the history of science at Imperial College London and went on to work as associate editor of the early volumes of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. She is best known for a two-volume biography of Darwin that integrated his science with his life and times. She is thrilled to hold an Honorary degree from her alma mater, Trinity College Dublin, awarded in 2009, in recognition of her contribution to the biographical knowledge of Charles Darwin.

This will be our first in-person Darwin Day event since 2019, and we look forward to a large turn-out on the evening.

You can read a full biography of Professor Janet Browne on the Harvard website.

This event will also be streamed live via Zoom but the questions and answer session will be for in-person attendees only.  If you would like to view this event online you can join here.

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