Raffles the Biodiversity Geek

Raffles' Ark Redrawn: Natural history drawings from the collection of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

There has been a flurry of letters and coverage in the press recently about the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.

What I don’t think has been mentioned is: why is the museum named after the founder of Singapore?

As the Guardian puts it, the man was a “voracious wildlife enthusiast”.

I’m sure Raffles would be delighted if the Raffles Museum finds a large, permanent and accessible location.