Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown, Bournemouth. BH9 1TW
Continuing our Darwin theme for February, David Croman will present the life of Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy who achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage.
FitzRoy is often caricatured as the villain in the Darwin story, due to his opposition to ‘Darwin’s dangerous idea’ but in this we do a grave injustice to a talented and colourful character who was one of the last great explorers, a scientific pioneer and a humanitarian. With his roles including naval captain, Member of Parliament, and Governor of New Zealand amongst others, it's not surprising that Darwin himself described him as being 'A very extraordinary person'.
Come and join us for a fascinating evening, as David Croman relates the ‘extraordinary life’ of Robert FitzRoy. David Croman is a psychologist and a former chair of Dorset Humanists, with a keen interest in history.
Free entry (donations appreciated)If you can help us promote this event by displaying an A4 poster, please email Dave at DHcensus(at)hotmail.co.uk for a PDF copy.
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