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Darwin Correspondence Project

Volume 25 (1877) now available

Flowers, bloom, a son married . . . and a suspended monkey in Cambridge at Darwin's honorary LLD ceremony.  Volume 25 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin is now available.  Read more about Darwin's life in 1877 here.

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Teaching Evolution at Key Stage 3? Join our December workshop

This free, exciting training and consultation event takes place on Tuesday 12th December at Cambridge University Library, 9.00-4.30.

The workshop aims to support KS3 science teachers in delivering informed, dynamic Darwin-based sessions.

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New features for Charles Darwin's 208th birthday

The website has been updated with an interactive timeline (try it!) and enhanced secondary school resources for ages 11-14. What's more, the full texts of the letters for 1872 are now online for the first time, and a selection of Darwin's correspondence with women has been published in print.

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Read and search the full texts of more than 8,500 of Charles Darwin’s letters, and find information on 6,500 more. Discover complete transcripts of all known letters Darwin wrote and received up to the year 1872.

Darwin for Schools

Discover our new and improved schools resources for 11-14 year olds.

Visit the schools section