Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker academic background is in the history and philosophy of evolutionary theory. Her ongoing research interests focus on the relationship between Science communication, community cohesion issues and concepts of identity, and the history and communication of evolutionary theory in relation to Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. She previously worked as the head of the British Council’s Darwin Now project and is currently the Programme Director for ‘Belief in Dialogue’ – the British Council’s programme of activity aimed at developing understanding between different communities on issues of diversity and culture.

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