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Dr Darwin’s celebration of British Science Week

Thank you to British Science Week and Lichfield Science and Engineering Society for supporting our Science Activities on 16 March 2019,  based on the theme of Journeys! We’ve had some great fun looking at the journey of poo in humans and worms, making wormeries, finding out about Charles Darwin’s journey to the Galapagos Islands and the animals…


Dr Darwin’s Science Club

In February the topic for the science club was ‘The Future of Materials’.  The children had great fun  making a crash helmet for an egg and discovering how materials might change and develop in the future.          


School visit

Years 2 and 3 from St Peter & St Paul Primary School recently visited us to find out about fossils. How exciting to explore fossils in the very same house as Erasmus Darwin himself studied fossils! Erasmus was one of the first people to use fossils to make important discoveries about the age of the…


An observation from Erasmus Darwin

Dr Darwin explains the difference between work and play:   When our muscular actions are excited by our sensations of pleasure, it is termed play; when they are excited by our volition, it is termed work; and the former of these is attended with less fatigue, because the muscular actions in play produce in their…


School visit

We were very pleased to welcome Year 2 from Five Spires Academy on their visit to Erasmus Darwin House yesterday. The children packed Dr Darwin’s bag when he was called out to visit a patient, and they helped Mrs Darwin to sort out some kitchen equipment which had got into a muddle. This is the…