Charles Darwin's UK home to be nominated for World Heritage listing 


Media reports in the Northern Territory today say the home of Charles Darwin in Kent, Southeast England, has moved a step closer to being granted World Heritage listing after the Blair Government formally nominated the home.

The 19th century scientist lived at the house in 1859 while writing his controversial book ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.’

A spokeswoman for the Blair Government said the World Heritage Committee called for nominations for the World Heritage List to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in science.

According to the media reports, the committee will assess the bid, which could see the site officially recognized in time for the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth in 2009.