The Life and Times of Charles Darwin

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Merriam Park Library
Meeting Room A + B

Event Details

The Life and Times of Charles Darwin: Three conversation with Ted Greenfield.

November 7 -- Darwin Amazed, Darwin Puzzled

Advance Reading:
Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle, 1839 or 1845 editions
David Young, The Discovery of Evolution, 1992
Keith Thomson, The Young Charles Darwin, 2009
Richard Darwin Keynes, Fossils, Finches and Fuegans, 2003

November 14 -- The Middle Years

Advance Reading:
David Quammen, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, 2006
Iain McCalman, Darwin’s Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution, 2009
M. Milhauser, Just Before Darwin, 1959

November 21 -- The ORIGIN OF SPECIES

Advance Reading:
Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, 1859
E. Janet Brown, The Origin of Species: A Biography, 2006
Ian Hesketh, Of Apes and Ancestors, 2009

Professor, Minnesota native, and Merriam Park resident, Ted Greenfield traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands in 2003.  He holds degrees in American History (M.A., University of Minnesota) and History of Science (Ph.D.,  University of Wisconsin-Madison).  A veteran educator, he has taught in the University of Wisconsin system, Purdue University. and currently teaches adult courses on Darwin at the University of Minnesota's Osher Lifelong Institute.

Event Type(s): Cultural/Heritage
Age Group(s): Adult