Are you a fan of the 19th Century

scientist, Charles Darwin?

If so, this website is for you!  


This website aims to draw together key publications, media and websites on Charles Darwin for the enthusiast.

Tree of Lifecrop orchidjpegcrop

Illustrations by Diana Catchpole

Diana Catchpole has worked her magic in presenting lively characters and a vibrant countryside in her work for 'Darwin's Wild Pursuits Around Downe'.  She has used the mediums of ink and watercolour to create her illustrations.


Diana has worked as a children’s book illustrator since graduating from the Cambridge School of Art in 1984.  She is still based in Cambridge and is freelance.


She has illustrated a wide variety of picture books and children’s magazines for a number of publishers including: Oxford University Press, The Templar Company PLC (Parragon), Marks & Spencer PLC, Ferrad Reeve Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, Orion Publishing Group Ltd, Harper Collins and Dorling Kindersley.


Visit Diana's website for examples of her work.