You Should Ask Wallace


Monday 9th December 2013

Theatr na nÓg

Alfred Russel Wallace

The play tells the story of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 -1913), a Victorian naturalist, who was born in Wales, and who discovered the theory of evolution, and then shared the idea with Charles Darwin... and as they say the rest is history.

This often overlooked Welsh Victorian scientist, who’s curiosity as to why there are so many different varieties of species, was ignited during his formative years in Usk and Neath, and would later find the answer to the ‘mystery of all mysteries’. His great findings would compel Darwin to publish his seminal work on the origin of species. The play takes us through his life as a young boy growing up in Wales to embarking on epic adventures to the Amazon and Malay Archipelago where he co-discovers the process of evolution by natural selection.

This is the Linnean Society Christmas Party, registration is essential. The event is £10 per person. Please click here to download a registration form.

Tea and coffee will be served in the Library from 17.30. This event will be followed by a wine reception.