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Who would win nature's olympics?

A series of free Darwin Centre Live events at the Natural History Museum
Monday 16 to Sunday 22 August 2004
Webcast live at

Our top athletes may be lining up to break records in Greece, but Olympic feats happen every day in the natural world. Find out who would win the insect wrestling, how competition in nature has driven evolution and who are nature’s biggest cheats in a series of free Darwin Centre Live events putting human efforts into perspective.

Darwin Centre Live in the GlaxoSmithKline Studio at the Natural History Museum is a free programme of informal events where visitors can talk to scientists, hear more about their work at the Museum and around the world and see the fascinating specimens they work with. For further information, please contact the Natural History Museum by calling 020 7942 5000 or visit

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Event visitor information
Venue: Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Dates: Monday 16 to Sunday 22 August 2004
Public enquiries: 020 7942 5000
Entry: free to all
Nearest tube: South Kensington

The Natural History Museum is open Monday - Saturday
10.00-17.50, Sunday - 11.00-17.50
The Natural History Museum's public enquiries telephone number is 020 7942 5000
The Museum is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
For access details telephone 020 7942 5000
Nearest tube: South Kensington
Entry to the Museum: FREE

To request images or further information, please contact:

Joanna Glyde or Chloe Kembery, Science Communications PR
Tel: 020 7942 5881/5880
Email: (not for publication)

Issued January 2004