Category South Pole

Today is Darwin Day

The English naturalist and geologist Charles Robert Darwin was born on Sunday 12th February 1809. Charles was the grandson of physician Erasmus Darwin, the father of botanist Sir Francis Darwin and mathematician and astronomer Sir George Howard Darwin and essayist Bernard Richard Darwin was his grand-son. All were educated at Cambridge. Charles is best known for […]

Britain’s good and bad on December 14th

14th December has a strange place in the comparatively recent life of our British Royal Family and Britain itself. The Victorian era had two very distinctive ‘lives’ – the one during Prince Albert’s life and the one after his death at 10.45 on the evening of Saturday 14th December 1861. Inside the family there was […]