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Life scientist helps to celebrate International Darwin Day

15 Jan 2016

On Friday, 12 February 2016, Dr Susanne Shultz from FLS will speak at an evening of celebration hosted by Greater Manchester Humanists (GMH) at Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street

GMH have created a topical and engaging event to commemorate the birth of Charles Darwin. Graham Connell, Chair of GMH, explains, “Our Darwin Day event celebrates the fun and creativity of science, as well as it’s achievements, right here in Manchester. Our work with schools is flourishing, our community group is growing and this year we’re hosting an even bigger event to enable us to welcome more people.”

Manchester has been confirmed European City of Science 2016, making this the perfect time to join in the festivities. Dr Susanne Shultz, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University, will deliver a lively talk on Religion, Cooperation and pro-Sociality - Are Religious People More Cooperative? Dr Shultz comments; “I am very excited to join Greater Manchester Humanists for their Darwin Day Celebration this year. It’s a fantastic way to raise the profile of science in the wider community, and celebrate its achievements in human knowledge, health and wellbeing.”

There will also be some exciting and informative stands and exhibits to experience. See evolution-inspired art and project work from a number of Greater Manchester schools, natural history displays from Manchester Museum and visit stalls from Amnesty International, WaterAid and other humanitarian organisations.  The exhibition is free, unticketed entry. There will be a cash bar and, after Dr Shultz finishes, all are welcome to join GMH in raising a glass to Charles Darwin and evolution!

The exhibition doors will open at 6pm and Dr Shultz will speak at 7.30pm. The event will close at approximately 10pm.


Standard £6, unwaged £4