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Darwin-Wedgwood Family

Everybody into the gene pool

Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott Spiegel & Grau

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

Darwin facts

Charles Robert Darwin

1809-1882 (died age 73)

Along with Isaac Newton and John Herschel, Charles Darwin is arguably one of the most important figures in science. He founded the theory of evolution, which states that all species evolved over time from common ancestors. This goes against the religious doctrines of Creationism.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Wedgwood Jnr holds court while promoting his saucy ceramics

It's a very Hong Kong allegory: nibbling dim sum on fine English china. That's what the society ladies were doing on Monday as ceramic maker Wedgwood hosted a gathering at the Peninsula's Garden Suite after opening a shop in the arcade downstairs featuring its new Vera Wang crystals and chinas.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

The Mathematics of Love

The Mathematics of Love

by Emma Darwin

Headline, HK$128

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

The history woman

FOR EMMA DARWIN, history is less a passion than a state of being. 'History is the way all my thought processes are wired,' says the 42-year-old author. 'Looking at a painting, hearing the news, discussing relationships, my first thought is always what came together to make it happen? What pattern is it part of? Does it make sense of things that until now seemed random?'

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Thomas Wedgwood

Thirty-seven-year-old Thomas Rowland Wedgwood is a descendant of Josiah Wedgwood, who founded British pottery firm Wedgwood in the 18th century. He was raised in Zimbabwe and England, studied oceanography in the US and owns a film company specialising in underwater work. A sense of obligation and personal interest drove him to join the family business.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Classical crockery

The Wedgwood Company in the English town of Stoke-On-Trent is one of the world's oldest manufacturing companies. It was founded almost 250 years ago and its name is world famous. Manufacturing companies spring up like mushrooms and for as long as the public wants to buy their product, all is well. But consumers are fickle and will desert a product at the drop of a hat.

13 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Thief-proof

A US$3 million (about HK$23 million) security system has been installed at the Egyptian museum in Cairo to guard against theft from the home of some of the world's richest archaeological treasures.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am