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Darwin and Hooker

25 September, 10.30am

£6.00
'Darwin and Hooker' book cover
'Darwin and Hooker' book cover
'Darwin and Hooker' book cover
25 September 2022, 10.30am

Darwin and Hooker

Join Alexandra Stewart and Joe Todd-Stanton, the author and illustrator of new book Darwin and Hooker, for a draw-along storytelling event for families at Chelsea Physic Garden.
 £6.00 (adults go free)

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The event

This is the story of a name we all know, Charles Darwin, but also someone he couldn’t have achieved all his discoveries without, Joseph Hooker, a famed botanist and former head of Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.

Across many years, countless adventures and numerous letters, this captivating and wonderfully illustrated book tells the story of one of the greatest friendships to happen to science.

Publishing in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this book will show children how teamwork, curiosity, openness and trust can be the greatest tools a scientist will ever need.

The sponsor

This event is kindly sponsored by Cadogan.

The supporter

Chelsea History Festival’s family offer is supported by Garden House School.

The speakers

Alexandra Stewart read Modern History at Oxford University before training to be a journalist. She is the author of Everest: The Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, also illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton, and Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant Who Ever Lived, illustrated by Emily Sutton.

Alexandra Stewart

Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and received a first-class degree in Illustration from UWE Bristol. He is the author and illustrator of The Secret of Black Rock, which won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 (illustrated category) and was longlisted for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Venue information

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Details

Date:
25 September
Time:
10.30am - 11.30am
Cost:
£6.00
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Venue

Chelsea Physic Garden (Gallery)
66 Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HS United Kingdom