This site has been created to promote Jon Fraser King.

Over the years he has established a reputation as an entertaining and engaging speaker.

His work as founder of the Shrewsbury Darwin Festival and research conducted into Darwin’s early life led to his appointment as Director of the Darwin Bicentennial Celebrations in Shrewsbury.

Presently working in Communications & PR and specialising in social media, he is still in demand as a public speaker.

The Darwin Birthday Toast

The Darwin Birthday Toast


For the last ten years he has given the annual birthday toast on the 12th February at The Bellstone, Shrewsbury followed by a guided walk around Darwin’s home town.


  1. […] 1809 and Shrewsbury was instrumental in his life in no less than three ways. That’s according to Jon King, founder of the Darwin Shrewsbury Festival held here in February each […]

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