Christ’s College Darwin Society
While Darwin is famous for writing On the Origin of Species, the foundation of modern evolutionary theory, he wrote a great deal considering the behavioural and emotional links between animals and humans. He believed that human emotions were key to behaviour, and also subject to evolution in the same way as physical traits. The Darwin Society was founded in 1937 and has been revived in the last two years, quickly becoming one of the most active college science societies in Cambridge. Our main aim is to create a community among scientifically minded students, and we promote collaboration across cohort, subject and college boundaries.
Our events tend to be broad ranging and attract students from a range of disciplines; last year we held talks on covid-19 vaccine development, M.C. Escher, creationism and ‘The Philosophy of Time’. We also throw an annual black tie dinner and garden party, run tours and quizzes in fresher’s week, and host multiple formal swaps per term (with as many different colleges at the University of Cambridge as possible)!