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Darwin relative gives tour of modern Beagle


The great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin hopes to recreate the renowned round-the-world voyage that inspired him to write On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Sarah Darwin, who is a biologist, will spend almost a year on the Clipper Staad Amsterdam, during which she will be joined by international scientists, philosophers, historians and artists.

She showed the BBC around the modern-day Beagle - admitting that its crew "are not roughing it".


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