Welcome to On Growth and Form 100, the official website of the centenary celebrations for D’Arcy Thompson’s extraordinary book. Led by the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, the programme aims to introduce D’Arcy’s amazing ideas and influence to as wide an audience as possible.

This site will tell you more about the book and its influence, and lists events happening in the UK and around the world to mark the centenary.

Keep checking this site to see what’s new!

On Growth and Form 100

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News

Conference website

The On Growth and Form 100 conference website is now live at https://www.ongrowthandform.org/conference/0 We’re also delighted that Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau are kindly supporting the conference, and will be helping speakers and delegates with... read more

D’Arcy on BBC Radio 4

The BBC are marking the centenary of On Growth and Form with two programmes on Radio 4. An episode of Inside Science was recorded earlier this week at the University of Dundee and was broadcast yesterday – you can listen to it here:... read more

Nature celebrates the centenary

On this day 100 years ago the journal Nature received an advance review copy of On Growth and Form – now they’re celebrating with a centenary special which will be available free online for one month, along with other relevant items from their archives.... read more

Centenary Conference Call for Papers

ON GROWTH AND FORM CENTENARY CONFERENCE 100 years on and still growing! 13-14 October 2017 University of Dundee and University of St Andrews 2017 marks 100 years since the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s landmark book On Growth and Form – “the greatest work of prose... read more

Special Event to launch Dutch translation

On March 11, 2017 artists, psychologists, biologists, mathematicians and many others come together at De Balie on the theme of “transformation”. The reason for this evening is the 100th anniversary of the famous work “On Growth and Form” by... read more

Events

september

1sep3:00 pm- 6:00 pmSympotein XIII: Geometry and Design - Patterns in Biology

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

october

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

6oct7:30 pm- 8:45 pmThe Armitstead Lecture: On Growth and Form - 100 Years On and Still Growing!

13oct - 15oct 139:00 amoct 15On Growth and Form 100: The official centenary conference

13oct - 15decoct 139:30 amdec 15“Harmonious Complexity” – 100 Years of On Growth and Form

16oct - 20oct 169:00 amoct 20Workshop: Growth, form and self-organisation in living systems

23oct - 27oct 239:00 amoct 27Workshop: On Growth and Form 2017

november

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

13oct - 15decoct 139:30 amdec 15“Harmonious Complexity” – 100 Years of On Growth and Form

8nov6:00 pm- 7:00 pm“A huge space of endless predetermined possibilities”: Computer art and the influence of D’Arcy Thompson

22nov6:00 pm- 7:00 pmFrom Natural Patterns to Self-Organisation: 100 years of Growth and Form

december

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

13oct - 15decoct 139:30 amdec 15“Harmonious Complexity” – 100 Years of On Growth and Form

5dec6:00 pm- 7:00 pmD’Arcy through the Letter Box - the Polymath’s wonderland as seen through his correspondence

january

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

february

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

march

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

april

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

may

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

june

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

july

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

august

22sep - 21novsep 2211:00 amnov 21Bubble, Bulge, Bleb

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