On the S’pore trail of a great naturalist

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Sunday Times

This was an interview with science historian Dr John van Wyhe, who left the University of Cambridge for NUS in 2010 to study about naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace in greater depth. Dr van Wyhe shared about his research on Wallace and hopes to reconstruct Wallace’s world by going to the places he visited and weaving together what really happened. Dr van Wyhe holds a joint appointment as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science and the Department of History at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

It was mentioned that a private fund-raising campaign supported by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at NUS is under way to erect a statue of Wallace at the upcoming Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

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