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DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

CELEBRATING SHREWSBURY AS A PLACE OF CURIOSITY AND INDEPENDENT THINKING

This February, we will celebrate our intrinsic links to Darwin with a festival encouraging Curiosity and Indepent Thinking evident in the work of Darwin.

More than thirty different events to attend.

From free guided tours to brainteasing lectures and the launch of a campaign to transform Darwin's childhood home into an educational and visitor attraction  – 2019's festival will run from the 8th to the 24th of February.

 

All Festival Events

The events program cements Shrewsbury’s rightful position as not only the birthplace of Charles Darwin but the inspiration behind his curiosity independent thinking which went on to the change multimple parts of society.

Shropshire Young Thinkers' Competition

Friday, 8th February 2019 -
6:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Annual Darwin Park Run

Saturday, 9th February 2019 -
9:00am
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Free Guided tours of Darwin’s childhood in Shrewsbury

Saturday, 9th to Sunday, 24th February 2019 -
11:00am
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

Climate change, evolution, deniers and anti science

Saturday, 9th February 2019 -
2:30pm
Unitarian Church
37-38 High Street
SY1 1LR

Darwin Memorial Lecture: 'Robert FitzRoy: a Napoleon or a Nelson' Dr Peter Hall

Sunday, 10th February 2019 -
2:30pm
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

In the Footsteps of Giants: The True Origin of the Wrekin

Sunday, 10th February 2019 -
4:00pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Public Event

Monday, 11th February 2019 -
6:00pm

The Future of The Biotech Industry

Monday, 11th February 2019 -
6:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Scibar - Science in Bars

Thursday, 14th February 2019 -
8:30pm
Old Post Office,
Milk Street
SY1 1SZ Shrewsbury

Darwin’s birthday toast and tour with local Darwin expert Jon King

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -
12:00am
Bellestone

Launch of Friends of The Mount - Darwin's Childhood Home

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -
12:00pm - 12:00pm
Shrewsbury School
Ashton Rd
SY3 7BA

Compassionate Town Workshop

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -
6:30pm
Unitarian Church
37-38 High Street
SY1 1LR

Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology Talk on SMART Rural

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -
10:30am
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury School Concert and Readings

Thursday, 14th February 2019 -
6:30pm
St Alkmund's Church,
St Alkmunds Square
SY1 1UH Shrewsbury

The Emergence of Biochemistry-Based Personalised Medicine

Thursday, 14th February 2019 -
6:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Scibar - Science in Bars

Monday, 11th February 2019 -
8:30pm
Old Post Office,
Milk Street
SY1 1SZ Shrewsbury

Buzzy Beats

Friday, 15th February 2019 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

The Evolution of Alcohol Production

Friday, 15th February 2019 -
6:30pm
The ALB,
14 Smithfield Road
SY1 1PB Shrewsbury

Illuminating Ideas Lantern Building Workshop at the Flaxmill

Saturday, 16th February 2019 -
10:30am
Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre,
Flaxivity Spring Gardens, Ditherington
SY1 2SZ Shrewsbury

Darwin’s Nemesis? The interesting case of Alfred Russel Wallace

Saturday, 16th February 2019 -
3:00pm
Abbeygate Hall, Shropshire Wildlife Trust
193 Abbey Foregate
SY2 6AH

Musitech

Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

UCS Active Living Research Centre

Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -
6:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

UCS Digital Solutions Research Centre Breakfast

Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -
10:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Darwin Themed Wild Play

Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -
10:30am
The Cut centre
193 Abbey Foregate
SY2 6AH

Illuminating Ideas Lantern Building Workshop at The Hive

Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -
12:30pm
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Shropgeek Presents: Talks on Artifical Intelligence

Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -
6:30pm
Ten & Six Bar
15-16 Mardol
SY1 1PY

Evolving Working Lives - a Focus on Working through Menopause

Thursday, 21st February 2019 -
6:30am
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Evolution of Women’s Rights

Friday, 22nd February 2019 -
6:30pm
Unitarian Church
37-38 High Street
SY1 1LR

Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology - One Year on From Launch

Thursday, 21st February 2019 -
6:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Storytelling Workshops

Saturday, 23rd to Sunday, 24th February 2019
Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre,
Flaxivity Spring Gardens, Ditherington
SY1 2SZ Shrewsbury

Science Stand-up wit Sam Wong from New Scientist

Saturday, 23rd February 2019 -
8:30pm
Old Post Office,
Milk Street
SY1 1SZ Shrewsbury

Illuminating ideas; Lantern Lit Walk at Attingham

Sunday, 24th February 2019 -
6:30pm
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