Hertfordshire Natural History Society
and Welwyn Natural History Society
are proud to present a special 'Wallace 100 event' on
Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 8.00 pm
Tom Gladwin will present a centenary celebration of the life of Alfred Russel Wallace.
Intrepid explorer, brilliant naturalist and remarkable intellectual, Alfred Russel Wallace was a leading evolutionary thinker, who proposed a theory of evolution by natural selection independent of Charles Darwin and became known as the father of zoo-geography.
This remarkable man spent his childhood in Hertford and attended Hertford Grammar School from 1831-36.
He died on 7 November 1913, aged 90.
Our Wallace 100 event
Join us for a glass of wine or soft drink followed by a power point presentation tracing Wallace's life and achievements given by Tom Gladwin, the well known Hertfordshire natural historian.
Venue: 8.00pm in the Main Hall at Welwyn Civic Centre, Prospect Place, Welwyn, AL6 9ER.
There is limited free parking at the hall - map.
The Civic Centre is about 20 mins walk from Welwyn North train station, map
Everyone welcome - entrance £3 - pay at the door, includes a glass of wine or soft drink.
HNHS books and Christmas cards will be on sale.
Contact Linda Smith HNHS Secretary: 24 Mandeville Rise, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7JU Telephone 01707330405, email for more information.
Find out more about the Wallace 100 celecbrations and other Wallace 100 events. organised by the Natural History Museum and other natural history societ'es and organisations.
The photographs show the new statue of Wallace unvielled by David Attenborough at the Natural Hiatory Museum on 7 November 2013 and Wallace himself.