Darwin's time in Cambridge was very important for him. It was here that he met Henslow and Sedgwick, two great scientists, who saw the potential in the young beetle collector and encouraged him to pursue his passion for natural history.

Since Darwin's time Cambridge has changed a lot, but it still fosters great young scientists. Here you can read about places in Cambridge to visit where you can learn more about Darwin and evolution. You can also find out more about how to follow in Darwin's footsteps and study natural sciences yourself.