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Science in Health Christmas Lecture

07 December 2009

Charles Darwin

Professor Tony Campbell, School of Medicine and Scientific Director of the Darwin Centre will be delivering this year’s Science in Health Christmas Lecture on Thursday 10th December.

Charles Darwin - evolution and medicine in the 21st century, will be the 35th lecture given by Professor Campbell this year on Darwin.

During this lecture, Professor Campbell will explore further how Darwin's Big Idea about evolution must be at the heart of modern biomedical research and practice. He will also reveal how the discovery of the cause of Darwin's lifelong illness has given us a new mechanism to explain the true cause of food intolerance, diabetes, heart palpitations and some cancers.

The year 2009 marks the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, and Cardiff University has had a series of Darwin-related events taking place during the last 12 months. As the most famous biologist of all time, Charles Darwin’s concept of Natural Selection transformed biology and medicine. It remains the unifying concept in biology, and is as relevant today as it was when he first made it public in 1858.

The Christmas Lecture takes place on Thursday 10th December in the University’s Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre in Main Building. Beginning at 7.30pm, it is free and open to all members of the public. No booking is required and refreshments will be served in the Viriamu Jones Gallery, Main Building from 7pm.

The highly successful Science in Health Public Lecture series commenced seven years ago. The talks attract a diverse audience of interested individuals including the public, senior school pupils and professionals.

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