Talk: On Growth and Form
  • The House, Plymouth University

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Hailed as ‘the greatest work of prose in 20th century science’, and inspiring scientists, artists and thinkers alike, On Growth and Form by the Scottish mathematical biologist D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson celebrates its 100th anniversary. 

Matthew Jarron, curator of the D’Arcy Thompson Museum of Zoology at the University of Dundee will discuss the influence of D’Arcy Thompson’s writing.

Date: Saturday 6 May
Time: 18:00–19:30
Venue: The House, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available to Plymouth University students through SPiA.

*Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances, Peter Randall-Page will, unfortunately, not be able to be involved in this talk as previously advertised.

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Part of the Plymouth Festival of Words

Building on the success of the city’s Plymouth International Book Festival, the Plymouth Festival of Words takes place between Wednesday 3- Sunday 5 May 2017, celebrating literature and ‘words’ through a diverse range of art forms. In addition to opening Plymouth History Month, Plymouth Festival of Words includes rich programme of writers, poets, film-makers and performance artists to Plymouth as well as the Society for Storytelling's annual gathering.

The Plymouth Festival of Words has been organised through a partnership between Literature Works, the literature development agency for the South West, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, Wonderzoo and is supported by Arts Council England.

More information on the Plymouth Festival of Words.

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