Rebecca Stott - Darwin's Ghosts
£5 / £3 seated
Norwich Arts Centre
An evening of literature and history with author Rebecca Stott
The Search for Darwin’s Predecessors Rebecca Stott will tell the story of her ten-year search to find the extraordinary thinkers – poets, philosophers and scientists – who dared to explore the possibility of the mutation of species in the two thousand years before Darwin published the Origin of Species.
It is a story of pigeon breeders and secret police, of heretics and microscopes, of empires, libraries and stolen natural history collections, a story above all that confirms that evolution, in its challenge to religious, social and political orthodoxies, has always been a profoundly dangerous idea.