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Talk by Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby, about 18th century figure Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin, to take place at Newark Town Hall, presented by Friends of Newark Town Hall and Museum





A fascinating historical talk about an influential figure from the 1700s is due to take place this month.

The Friends of Newark Town Hall Art Gallery and Museum Proudly will present an illustrated talk about 18th century poet, philosopher, botanist and naturalist Erasmus Darwin — the grandfather of the famous evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin.

Professor Paul Elliott of Derby University will give the talk, which is due to take place at Newark Town Hall on Wednesday, May 29, at 2pm and is free to attend, although places are limited.

'Erasmus Darwin, the Darwin Family and Nottinghamshire in the Eighteenth Century' - Wednesday, May 29, 2pm, at Newark Town Hall, an illustrated talk by Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby. Provided by: Friends of Newark Town Hall and Museum.
'Erasmus Darwin, the Darwin Family and Nottinghamshire in the Eighteenth Century' - Wednesday, May 29, 2pm, at Newark Town Hall, an illustrated talk by Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby. Provided by: Friends of Newark Town Hall and Museum.

Erasmus was born at Elston Hall, near Newark, and practiced as a physician across the Midlands and Nottingham, before going on to publish many works throughout his life as a scientist and author.

The talk will examine the relationship between Erasmus Darwin, the Darwin family and Nottinghamshire during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, showing the depths of their association with the county for decades.

Admission is free but as places are limited anyone wishing to attend is asked to advise reception at Newark Town Hall in advamce by calling 01636 680333, or by emailing the friends’ secretary: secretary@newarktownhallmuseum-friends.uk.



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