Tag Archives: Conway Morris

The Runes of Evolution: a fresh new read on convergence

For those fascinated by the living world, a great treat is in store. About to hit the shelves is a new publication about convergent evolution, The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware. This book is by the renowned biologist Professor … Continue reading

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So, ARE there limits to evolution?

Cambridge plays host to many meetings each year but few as unique and ambitious as the “Are There Limits to Evolution” conference that took place over two sunny days this September. Professor Simon Conway Morris and his team from the … Continue reading

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Public talk at Science Festival: Is evolution predictable?

On Wednesday 23rd March Professor Simon Conway Morris, co-ordinator of the Map of Life, gave a public evening talk on convergent evolution entitled “Is evolution predictable?“. The talk was a special part of the Cambridge Science Festival and took place … Continue reading

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Media coverage as Science Festival approaches

Dr Louise Walsh and her team at the University of Cambridge press office send out a press release about the Map of Life last week. We are continuing to receive notice of new mentions online and in the local and … Continue reading

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Evolution talk at Reigate Grammar School

On 3rd February Professor Simon Conway Morris, who heads the Map of Life project, visited sixth form students of Reigate Grammar School to give a talk on evolution. Simon was invited by Mr Tom Dare, the Head of Biology at … Continue reading

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Science Festival Exhibit – Repeating Patterns in Evolution

The Map of Life is pleased to have been accepted as part of this Spring’s Cambridge Science Festival. Between 14th and 27th of March there will be free events and activities about science all over Cambridge. If you are in … Continue reading

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The official Map of Life launch party

On the 19th October 2010 the Map of Life website was officially launched, in the shadow of dinosaur skeletons at the atmospheric Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences in Cambridge. Sparkling wine and conversation flowed, interrupted briefly by project leader Professor … Continue reading

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