Darwin Day is a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12th February 1809. The day is used to highlight his contribution to science and to promote science in general.
For a number of years the Humanist Association of Northern Ireland, which would like to see Darwin Day celebrated as a public holiday, has staged a Darwin Day Dinner and Lecture on a Friday as close as possible to Darwin's birth date.
The 2013 Darwin Dinner was held on 8th February in the Wellington Park Hotel at 7 30pm. The speaker was Peter Bowler, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science at Queen's University, Belfast. His talk was entitled:
The 2011 annual Darwin Dinner was held in the Malone Lodge Hotel, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, on Friday 18th February 2011. A talk on The Origins of Life was given by Dr Joe Vyle, lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Queen's University, Belfast.
The 2012 Darwin Day Dinner was held on Friday 10th February 2012. The speaker was Mike Baillie, below, Emeritus Professor of Palaeoecology, QUB, on Climatic Cataclysms, Past Present and Future.
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