Darwin's Life in Letters

Charles Darwin wrote letters all his life. Come and find out what they reveal about the man!

  • Booking advisable

This talk comes to Wicken Fen courtesy of the Darwin Correspondence Project. What do Darwin's letters tell us about his time as a young man, collecting in the fens and off the boats in Cambridge? And what do they reveal about the older man too?


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00
    includes tea and biscuits

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
Meet at the learning Centre, behind Docky Hut Cafe
Our classroom is fully accessible.

Contact Info

Events booking
Call 01353 720274

Upcoming events

Pond dipping

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Delve into the watery world of Wicken Fen to find out what is living beneath the surface. All equipment provided, plus a helping hand to identify the creatures that you find.

Painting the Fens

Wed 17 Aug 2022
For the budding artist this is a great opportunity to get some expert guidance and learn the basic water colour skills.

Bedazzled by Bees

Thu 18 Aug 2022
A family event from the Darwin Correspondence Project. Book a place on 18 August or 25 August.

Ely Wellbeing Walk

Fri 19 Aug 2022
Join a friendly and relaxed walk through the country park and along the river in Ely, as part of our series of natural heritage walks in the fen edge communities.

Book signing - the Unique Life of a Ranger

Sat 20 Aug 2022
Our Wicken Fen ranger Ajay Tegala will be signing copies of his new book, 'The Unique Life of a Ranger, seasons of change on Blakeney Point'.

Dragonfly Safari

Wed 24 Aug 2022
Crafts, games and activities all on a Dragonfly theme, along with a chance to spot some the fast-flying beauties!