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Music for Worms

Emily Death will be performing a short concert entitled "Music for Worms" from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday 11 November in the Mead Gallery.

For more than 40 years, Darwin conducted experiments to identify the characteristics of earthworms. His experiments included playing music to worms – particularly the bassoon – to assess their ability to hear. In the year of Darwin’s bicentenary, Emily Death will play a short concert of music to the earthworms on show in the Mead Gallery to see if their response to music is any different to that of their nineteenth century forebears.

This event is free of charge.