Early Day Motion 377: Anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin

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Early Day Motion 377: 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Darwin was an Early Day Motion proposed by Ashok Kumar MP on 12th January 2008.

The motion stated:

"That this House notes the extraordinary achievements of Charles Darwin; notes that 2009 marks both the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species; welcomes proposals for the creation of a Darwin Day in recognition of the ground-breaking work of the British scientist responsible for the theory of evolution by natural selection; and calls for Darwin's birthday, 12 February, to be designated a public holiday in honour of one of the fathers of modern science and one of Britain's greatest, if not the greatest, scientific minds."


List of signees

The motion was signed by 79 MPs.