Darwin Now is an international programme of projects and events run by the British Council to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work ’On the Origin of Species’.  Darwin Now celebrates the lasting impact that Darwin’s ideas about evolution, and his approach to the understanding of natural selection, have had on all of our lives today.

Theories of human evolution was one of the projects funded by the Darwin Now Programme. It was based at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies at Cambridge University, and  was led by Robert Foley, Peter Kjaergaard, Richard Leakey and Richard Wrangham.