Events

april

6apr9:00 am- 5:00 pmA Centenary of On Growth and Form: Celebrating connections between art and science

9apr3:00 pm- 4:30 pmExploring the Influence of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

19apr7:00 pm- 8:30 pmOn growth and form: 100 years of an extraordinary book

may

9may7:00 pm- 8:00 pmD’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form: 100 Years Old and Still Growing

june

18jun12:00 pm- 7:30 pmCongress of the International Society of Developmental BiologistsD'Arcy Thompson Symposium

july

12jul - 15jul 129:00 amjul 15EMBO/EMBL Symposium: Mechanical Forces in Biology

13jul - 17jul 139:00 amjul 17Society for Developmental Biology 76th Annual MeetingPlenary Session I: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of D'arcy Thompson's "On Growth and Form"

Nature celebrates the centenary

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....
Centenary Conference Call for Papers

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...
Special Event to launch Dutch translation

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...
New Scientist feature

New Scientist feature

Some of the anniversary activities have been covered by the New Scientist in a feature by their culture editor Simon Ings. It includes a spotlight on our on-going project to create 3D scans of some of D’Arcy’s original specimens. Read the article here and...
Conferences celebrating On Growth and Form

Conferences celebrating On Growth and Form

The anniversary year has only just begun and already we know of several major conferences taking place around the world that will include sessions celebrating the impact of On Growth and Form. They include: CAA conference, New York on 18 Feb MBI Emphasis Workshops,...
Special Journal Issue

Special Journal Issue

The biology journal Development is planning a special issue titled “On Growth and Form – 100 years on”. This special issue will be guest edited by L. Mahadevan (Harvard University) working alongside Editor Thomas Lecuit, and is scheduled for publication in late...
Exhibition open!

Exhibition open!

The Edinburgh City Art Centre exhibition A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science & the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson is now open and looks great! Lots of events coming up to accompany it – check out the Events calendar on this site for more...
Dutch translation published

Dutch translation published

In preparation for the centenary, a new Dutch translation of On Growth and Form has just been published by Meromorf Press. The book (based on the standard abridged edition) will be available in Dutch bookshops soon, and will also be sold on Amazon in both printed and...
D’Arcy Thompson Art Exhibition

D’Arcy Thompson Art Exhibition

The first major event of the centenary starts on 19 November when the Edinburgh City Art Centre opens a special exhibition of art inspired by D’Arcy Thompson. A Sketch of the Universe features art acquired by the University of Dundee Museum Services for the D’Arcy...
On Growth and Form 100

On Growth and Form 100

Welcome to the new On Growth and Form 100 website. The launch of the site marks an exciting step forward in our plans to celebrate the centenary of D’Arcy Thompson’s extraordinary book, which has influenced so many people in many different walks of life. On this site...