Wallace: The Forgotten Evolutionist?

 

 

Exhibition in collaboration with Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales at The Old College

9 February - 17 April 2018

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm * 

On his death over 100 years ago, Alfred Russel Wallace was widely praised as the 'last of the great Victorians'. But who was he?

Wallace was many things - an intrepid explorer, a brilliant naturalist, a social activist, a political commentator – overall a remarkable intellectual. In his time, he collected over 125,000 animal specimens, published more than 800 articles and wrote 22 books.

Wallace is most famously associated with co-discovering the process of evolution by natural selection alongside Charles Darwin. Yet we have all heard of Darwin, whilst Wallace has become more of a forgotten figure.

This exhibition attempts to explore some of Wallace's life and work, and in doing so raise our awareness of this remarkable man.

 

 

 

* closed Saturday 31st March 2018