Issue 10
Monday, 20 June 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Emeritus professors Peter and Rosemary Grant will co-present the Charles Darwin Oration in Alice Springs on June 27
Emeritus professors Peter and Rosemary Grant will co-present the Charles Darwin Oration in Alice Springs on June 27

Red Centre to host Charles Darwin Scholars

By Patrick Nelson

Evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant’s public lecture in Alice Springs next week will be their final act on Territory soil as the 2016 Charles Darwin Scholars.

The Princeton University emeritus professors have been in the NT for the month of June participating in a series of activities to enhance Charles Darwin University’s links to the work and legacy of its influential namesake, Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin Scholar Program Coordinator Maryanne McKaige said the Grants’ public Charles Darwin Oration in Darwin had been well received by a full house.

“They presented evidence that evolutionary change can be observed within a human lifetime, which they base on findings from 40 years of ground-breaking research on ‘Darwin’s Finches’ on the Galapagos Islands.”

Ms McKaige said those wishing to attend the Oration in Alice Springs were asked to RSVP by this Thursday.

The lecture will be held in the Higher Education Lecture Theatre, Building 15, Alice Springs campus on Monday June 27 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. RSVP June 23, cduevents@cdu.edu.au