Were he alive today, Charles Darwin would be preparing for his 205th birthday (imagine how long his beard would be), which falls on 12 February. To mark the occasion, a new exhibition opens at the Grant Museum with a series of sculptures inspired by the great naturalist.
The exhibition came about in the Grant Museum’s own version of Trafalgar Square’s ‘fourth plinth’. A space recently vacated by a conventional Victorian bust of Darwin needed filling, so staff and students were asked to design something a bit more, well, evolved. The entries employ everything from ant farms to crochet to produce the scientist’s likeness.
You can see ‘Darwin (or) Bust’ between 12 February and 2 April at the Grant Museum of Zoology, University Street, open Mon-Sat, 1-5pm. Entrance is free.