Darwin and the Sandwalk: summer break!

It’s hard to visualise Darwin in swimming trunks. In fact we are so used to seeing a very old Darwin looking all stately that it’s hard to image him doing anything normal. Darwin was a real family man and spent a lot of time with his children. I imagine that on hot summer days he was tempted to slip away from the barnacles, manuscripts and pigeons and head off for a dip. There was no airconditioning then! I’ve never seen anything that talked about whether Darwin was interested in cricket but being a young gentleman at a good school he must have been exposed to it. Watching cricket is definitely a way of using up summer time!

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