Darwin's universal impact, lecture by Dame Gillian Beer

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Darwin's Universal Impact --

Dame Gillian Beer

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A discussion of Darwin's writings given on 6 July, 2010 by literary critic Dame Gillian Beer, graduate of Oxford University and professor of English literature at Cambridge University.

This talk is entirely scripted, so, though very well penned, it is lacking any improvisatory language.

Difficulty level: 8/10

Dialect: British (Oxbridge) English

Points to look for: Simply excellent language throughout.

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life. - Ernest Renan