Charles Darwin Symposium a wonderful success

29 September 2009

Last week’s Symposium titled Charles Darwin: Shaping our Science, Society and Future was a huge success.  Over 500 delegates took the opportunity to listen, discuss and debate Darwin’s theories with an exciting range of renowned speakers from around the globe. 

The Symposium was the culmination of our Darwin200 year activities in which we honour Charles Darwin, the man, the scientist, a critical thinker and an examiner of his world.   

2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, 150th anniversary of his work On the Origin of Species and 170 yearssince the HMS Beagle sailed into Darwin Harbour.

The Symposium was a wonderful illustration of the continued collaboration and partnership between the Northern Territory and the Charles Darwin University. 

Visit the Symposium web site to listen to the audio presentations.




Key objectives

  1. Economic Development
  2. Social and Cultural Development
  3. Environmentally Sustainable Development

About the partnership

The Partnership Agreement provides for the economic and social development of the Northern Territory to be supported by a robust and resilient University working in partnership with government agencies and the wider community to contribute to education, research, policy development and program delivery.