7th in our series of Wallace100 lectures.
Was there a link between Wallace's evolutionary thinking and his socio-political beliefs? Find out in this free lecture.
‘Wallace’s thought on nature, human nature and socialism’
Later in his life Wallace became a prominent social critic and campaigner for land nationalisation and socialism. This lecture explores the relationships between his evolutionary thinking and his socio-political views.
Ted Benton, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex
The Natural History Museum 8 August 16:30 – 17:30, Flett Events Theatre
As part of the Wallace100 celebrations taking place in 2013, the Natural History Museum will be hosting a monthly lecture series. These lectures are part of the Museum’s participation in Wallace100, an international programme of projects and events celebrating the centenary of Wallace’s death on 7 November 2013. At these monthly events, leading biologists and historians will discuss different aspects of Wallace’s life and work. The series also highlights the significance of the Museum as a focal point for Wallace collections and studies.
Wallace is best known for his role, with Darwin, in founding the theory of evolution by natural selection, but the two scientists' views on human evolution were very different.
Ted Benton is professor of Sociology at University of Essex. He has published extensively on philosophy, critical social theory and environmental politics. He is also a photographer and author of several books on entomology, including two works in the HarperCollins New Naturalist series.
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Details of the Wallace100 celebrations can be found here: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/wallace/events/index.html
Details of Wallace100 events taking place at the NHM can be found here: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/wallace100events