Namesake: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He was a naturalist who studied variation in plants and animals during a five year voyage around the World.
He explained his ideas on evolution in his book 'On the Origin of Species', published in 1859. Darwin's ideas caused a lot of controversy, and this continues today, because they can be seen as conflicting with religious views about the creation of the World and the creatures in it.
Darwin was perceived a national hero; he had a state funeral and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Head of House: Mr Nick Bucknall
House Captain: Theo Thompson
House Deputies: Alice Williams, Riley Pickering, Jess McElliott, Stella Kearns, Helena Blain, Katie Lewis