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Museums and collections

Charles Darwin's achromatic microscope, made by
James Smith, 1846. Image © the Whipple Museum (Wh.3788)

AQA AS/ A’ Level: Science in Society

Using the collections housed at the Whipple Museum and Whipple Library, this taught session focuses on the impact and legacy of the theory of evolution by natural selection. It will also provide students with an insight into how science works, including Charles Darwin’s engagement with the wider scientific community and the observational basis of his theory.

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As part of their visit, students will be able to speak with members of the Department History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge to hear about current scholarly research. This offer is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Thinking of extending your visit? Our School Liaison Officers at the University of Cambridge offer an insight into University life though College Tours. Please see the area links page for more information.