Friday, July 12, 2013

Cambridge day 5: The Sedgewick, The Whipple, and Castle Mound


We opened up the Origin of Species today, and began to note the arguments that Darwin used, as he began to build his argument by displaying domesticated animals and the variation which one sees.

After moring class, we headed to the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.



Specimens from medival Cambridge
Comic Fuji mask
Decorative clubs


Then to the Sedgewick!

It was named after one of Darwin's friends and mentors. Darwin studied under Sedgewick in Wales for a month before leaving on the HMS Beagle.

Plesiosaur


The impression of 200 million old raindrops


Ancient vicious hippo

This exhibit on Darwin as geologist contained much of his fossil and rocks. 

Field notebook


Megathruim (ancient sloth)

After the Sedgewick, we visited the Whipple.

Darwin's microscope


A working orrery, or model of the solar system


Testing the telescope

We ate at a restaurant overlooking the river


My ragu



Looking at the punts

Later at seven, we went up to Castle Mound, all that remains of a Norman fortress.


The highest point in Cambridge


We stayed to watch the sunset



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