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“John Henslow and the Education of Charles Darwin”
by Professor John Parker
Director of the Cambridge U. Botanic Garden for 14 years and a Professor in the Plant Sciences Department.
While at Cambridge Darwin fell under the influence of John Henslow, Professor of Botany, and attended all his lectures, practical classes, excursions and soirees. Henslow recommended Darwin for the Beagle voyage. The talk explores the research and teaching programme of John Henslow to establish what Darwin gained from him and which equipped him for his later achievements.