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The Darwin Celebrations at Cambridge

    Naturevolume 81pages714 (1909) | Download Citation



    A GENERAL account of the proceedings of the Darwin celebrations at Cambridge on June 22–24, and a list of distinguished delegates and other representatives of science who came from the four corners of the earth to proclaim the greatness of Charles Darwin and his work, was given in last week's NATURE. As the chief speeches were delivered on the day we went to press, and on Thursday last, we were prevented from including any report of them in the article, which, however, we are now able to supplement. Short speeches were made in the Senate House on June 23, when the delegates were received by the Chancellor, Lord Rayleigh, and the addresses were presented; and also at the banquet given in the evening of that day.

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