Thursday, September 17, 2009

Darwin play plus talk at UConn on Friday evening

I will be at UConn tomorrow (Friday) to participate in an interesting event at the local Starbucks (hey - free coffee will be available!). Acting students from the UConn department of Dramatic Arts will be reading from Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play After Darwin. In between the readings, I will talk about Darwin's development as a scientist and his contemplations over his religious beliefs. This is part of Science Chautauqua 2009 Series’ Science Coffeehouses. If you are in the area, join us at the Storrs Road Starbucks. Here is the full announcement:

Science Chautauqua 2009 Series’ Science Coffeehouses
Sponsored by UConn Year of Science 2009*

Charles Darwin: TheMan Behind the Idea
The human side of Charles Darwin is often lost in discussions of his work. What happened during the 23 years between his voyage on the Beagle and the publication of his seminal book? What was behind his struggles with his new idea? How can his humanity be conveyed through the arts? Join us for an evening of presentations, discussions and exploration.

Friday Sept. 18 at 7:00 pm
Starbucks, 1244 Storrs Rd.


A talk by Dr. Salman Hameed
Assistant Professor of Integrated Sciences & Humanities
Hampshire College

Readings from Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play
“After Darwin”
by acting students from the UConn Department of Dramatic Arts

Free coffee will be available
An open conversation of the evening’s topics will follow the


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