Here is a quick post to alert you to the fact BBC's In Our Time has started a 4 part series about Darwin . The parts are being podcast in fast succession. Pick them up, as they come in, on the regular In Our Time feed.
Yesterday I downloaded the first issue in which Melvyn Bragg takes us to Cambridge to talk about Darwin's early life. When he was a squire that did not stand out too much and bound to become a rural parson with time on his hands to dabble a bit in natural science. Nothing seemed to indicate he was going to make such a lasting mark on the sciences.
Today already the second podcast has come round and it will address the journey on the Beagle and bring us closer to Darwin the revolutionary.
More In Our Time:
The Consolation of Philosophy,
The Great Fire,