For the upcoming 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, what better place for NPR to trace his roots than at Cambridge University.
Weekend Edition Sunday sent a correspondent to the Sedgwick Museum, where they’ll be digging deep into Darwin’s own specimen and fossil collection, and the Cambridge University Library, where they’ve interviewed our own Alison Pearn, of the Darwin Correspondence Project. Pearn edits and maintains the original notebooks and correspondence that Darwin kept on his journeys and throughout his research. Our recently published Beagle Letters, Origins, and Evolution come from this project.
There’s more segments to come; tune in!