Thanks to George Beccaloni, who has spearheaded Wallace celebration events at the Natural History Museum, we have learned of several ways in which you can support the ongoing efforts to fund the statue, which are being led by Entangled Bank Events and the Ancestor’s Trail on behalf of the Wallace Fund. If you are in the UK, there are two upcoming events, both featuring Richard Dawkins, the proceeds of which will benefit the statue fund raising efforts.

First, in connection with the Ancestor’s Trail event, there will be a day-long series of talks and performances at the Wills Memorial Building in Bristol on Saturday, August 24. Speakers include Richard Dawkins, and Peter Raby, author of the fine biography Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life(Princeton University Press, 2001). Ticket options and further details can be found at the Ancestor’s Trail website.