Bicentenary of Charles Darwin

17 March 2009

Baroness Hooper (Conservative) will call attention to the celebrations of the bicentenary of Charles Darwin in a debate this Thursday, 19 March, in the House of Lords.

Other Members scheduled to take part include:

  • Lord Chorley (Crossbench); former Chairman of the National Trust and former president of the Royal Geographic Society
  • Earl Selborne (Conservative); Chairman of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Fellow of the Linnean Society
  • Lord Bew (Crossbench); Professor of Politics
  • Lord Davies of Oldham (Labour); Government spokesperson for Culture
  • Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench); former Bishop of Oxford, former member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Gresham Professor of Divinity
  • Lord Livsey of Talgarth (Liberal Democrat); former Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Agriculture
  • Lord McColl of Dulwich (Conservative); Opposition spokesperson for Health and a former surgeon, with an interest in forestry and ornithology
  • Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (Crossbench); specialist interest in Latin America
  • Lord Jenkin of Roding (Conservative); President of the Foundation for Science and Technology
  • Lord Lyell (Conservative); former Conservative Whip and descendent of Charles Lyell - 19th century geologist and contemporary of Charles Darwin who is thought to have inspired Darwin to think more about evolution
  • Lord Macdonald of Tradeston (Labour); former executive of Granada Television

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