Name this person and win a meal for 2 at Restaurante El Barlovento, now moved to Hotel Las Camelias, in Torreguadiaro, at the entrance to Puerto de Sotogrande. Fax 952 893 146 or e-mail email@example.com by 5th September 2007. The first correct answer to be drawn will be declared the winner.
I was born in Shrewsbury in 1809 and as a boy I was interested in all living things. I read all the books on geology and biology I could find and collected plant and animal specimens, including fossils. In 1828 I entered Cambridge University to study theology getting a degree and I eventually obtained a post as unpaid naturalist aboard the surveying ship H.M.S. Beagle. During this time I observed and studied in many remote regions of the world and from detailed notes of my observations I began to develop the theory that would make me famous. In 1844 I began to compile my greatest contribution, Origin of Species, in which I proposed my theory of natural selection. I said that all life is a continuous struggle in which only the fittest can survive. After publication of Origin of Species in 1859 I continued to write on botany, geology, and zoology until my death in 1882. I am buried in Westminster Abbey. Who am I?
LAST MONTH┬ĺS WINNER WAS: Rachel Garnet from San Pedro Answer: Michael Crawford