‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’ children’s book launches at Harwell

On Tuesday 7 June, our children’s picture book Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away had its official launch at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus!

The book was created by a mother-and-daughter team: Darwin’s Harriet Evans wrote the story, and her mum, Alison Evans, illustrated it by hand. For the launch, the Darwin team visited the on-campus Bright Horizons and Little Stars nurseries, where Harriet and Alison read to the children.


Alison demonstrated how she drew the shuttle, and apparently the children appreciated the lesson; we’re told they were still drawing Darwin after we’d left.

Afterwards, each of the children got their own copy of the book to get home. They also had the opportunity to meet the actual Darwin Autonomous Shuttle the story was based on!

It was a great day for all involved. Thank you to the Bright Horizons and Little Stars nurseries for hosting us, and we hope you enjoyed the book!

‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’ by Harriet Evans, with illustrations by Alison Evans (Darwin Innovation), is available on Amazon for £8.99.

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