Milner will help to set context for our 150th Anniversary Lecture Series to begin in September by talking broadly about Darwin, evolution and Milner's new book which catalogs the scientific, cultural, political impact of the theory of evolution. Milner shares with the Reading Odyssey community the idea that we have a lot to learn from the great thinkers, great books and ideas of the past - and that we can "talk" to those thinkers and learn from them. As Milner says in his introduction, there is a lot of value to creating a conversation with Darwin. "Despite our conviction that present scientific knowledge surpasses anything known a century ago, we can still learn a great deal by 'talking over' the great questions of evolution and science with Darwin and his friends."The Darwin Lecture series is currently set for four events, and will feature famed biologists and historians, including E. O. Wilson, Sean Carroll, and Everett Mendelsohn, among others. You can sign up for free tickets here. Tickets are limited (and free), so sign up ASAP to secure your spot.