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The Evolution of Place Branding: A Darwinian Perspective

Places have increasingly been treated as brands that can be marketed. Prof. Gary Warnaby from Manchester Metropolitan's Institute of Place Management will share his views and research in the area with a specific focus on the use of famous residents such as Charles Darwin to build the reputation...

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Darwin’s birthday toast and tour with local Darwin expert Jon King

Jon King has spent a significant amount of time researching the history of Darwin and his time in Shrewsbury.

Jon was a part of those that began the Darwin Festival with the signature toast on Darwin's birthday every year on the 12th of February.

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'Unlocking the Severn' talk by The Severn Rivers Trust

Unlocking the Severn is the largest river restoration of its kind in Europe, and it is happening on the UK's longest river.

Hear about this five-year project to reopen the Severn to all fish. Having grown up in Shrewsbury as a young naturalist, Darwin would have been aware of the...

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Re-opened at the old Music Hall in April 2014, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery tells the stories that make Shropshire unique through its’ amazing galleries: Roman Gallery, Shropshire Gallery, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart Galleries and the Special Exhibition Gallery.

The Evolution of Education Conference

Current practices in education are still often designed to prepare citizens for the industrial age, rather than for the needs and demands of the fourth industrial revolution. Educators who prepare students to solve predetermined problems are harking back to a world where stability, certainty,...

University Centre Shrewsbury is a distinctive institution, focused on high-quality teaching and research, fostering entrepreneurship, contributing to the community and, ultimately, making a global impact.

Darwin memorial lecture “I, the Geologist”: Charles Darwin’s first career

Charles Darwin first became known in the scientific world as a promising young geologist. This gave him the intellectual framework for much of his biological work.

In this illustrated lecture Prof. Rudwick describes what Darwin did in his first career: from his earliest geological...

Theatre Severn

If entering on the street side, look out for the old chapel building which is embedded between the Stage Door and public entrance. It now houses the stalls level Chapel Bar which doubles as exhibition space.

The Royal Society of Biology: Charles Darwin: the man, the myth, the legend....

Over the past 150 years, Charles Darwin has become one of the most well-recognised icons of science. His veneration has led some less charitable commentators to challenge his role or achievements.

This event will explore what contributions Charles Darwin made to evolutionary thought, how...

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Avian Populations and Climate Change Lecture

Join Dr Huw Lloyd, Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology at Manchester Metropolitan University at the Shrewsbury Unitarian Church for this FREE lecture on 'Avian Populations and Climate Change'.

The lecture will examine how climate has influenced avian evolution and ecology in the past,...

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The Shrewsbury Drapers

Shrewsbury Civic Society is holding an open Forum on Thursday 23rd November at 7.00pm. It is designed to provide a great short talk and a chance to ask about, and discuss, recent planning issues for Shrewsbury. It is free for all members of the Society, although non-members are asked to make a...

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Bear Steps Hall

Shropshire Society of Architects Autumn Lecture Series: Building Stories

Richard is a co-founder of Winchester-based, Design Engine Architects. He has a particular interest in the symbiotic relationship between architecture and sculpture and uses drawings and both physical and CAD modelling to help explore the potential of these disciplines. Many of his models have...

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The Hive is an arts and entertainment venue, as well as a charity working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, offering a varied programme of events, from cinema to live theatre, language classes to toddler groups, life drawing sessions to holiday workshops, open mics through to wrestl

Shropshire Society of Architects Autumn Lecture Series: Patching & Weaving: City

Roger Stephenson is one of the most respected architects working in Manchester today. His practice has won over 40 national awards and was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 1998 for the Quay Bar, Castlefield and again in 2013 for Chetham’s. He is justly acclaimed for his meticulous approach...

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The Hive is an arts and entertainment venue, as well as a charity working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, offering a varied programme of events, from cinema to live theatre, language classes to toddler groups, life drawing sessions to holiday workshops, open mics through to wrestl

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