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!

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If you’re planning your own celebratory event, please let us know and we’ll add it to the site.



Merry Christmas from D’Arcy!

Our centenary year is drawing to a close. Many thanks to everyone who has helped to support all the amazing events, activities and publications that have taken place around the world. We hope you all have a restful and relaxing Christmas!

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Centenary exhibitions

The year may be winding down now but there are still five (yes, five!) exhibitions celebrating D'Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form on display in Dundee. Harmonious Complexity – 100 Years of On Growth and Form Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee On show...

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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 information...

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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:...

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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. Check it out...

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