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January

Drawing and Painting from Nature – Imperial College course

16th January, 18:30 - 19th March, 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Drawing and Painting from Nature – Imperial College course

A 10 week course run by Imperial College London.  A practical course where you will learn some of the technical and creative skills associated with different approaches to drawing and painting from natural objects, and discover some of the history behind this form of artwork.   All SLBI members are eligible to pay at the reduced Associate rate -   Please book via: www.imperial.ac.uk/evening-classes/courses-starting-in-january/january-courses-list/drawingnaturejanuary// Jo Roberts, Tutor 6.30 - 8.30 pm Thursdays 16 Jan - 19 March

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March

Botanical Cyanotypes: Blueprints and Browntoning

7th March, 14:00 - 17:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£35.00 - £40.00
Botanical Cyanotypes: Blueprints and Browntoning

Blue to Brown Get inspired by our garden and herbarium to develop unique blueprints. Learn how to remove the blue colour from the pirnts and make brown-toned images, whilst discovering the historical process of blueprinting and its links to botany.Zoe Burt, http://www.zoeburt.com £35 members/£40 non-members Booking essential

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Plant Drawing Evening

13th March, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Plant Drawing Evening

Join our informal drawing group (not a class) to explore and draw botany through flowers and other plant materials.  Beginners and experts welcome.  Please bring art materials if you have them and refreshments to share. Helen Firminger     £5   No booking necessary

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Uses & Folklore of Wild Plants

14th March, 14:00 - 16:00
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, Norwood Road
London, England SE27 9JU United Kingdom
£10.00
Uses & Folklore of Wild Plants

Plant-Lore The second in a series of joint walks with West Norwood Cemetery on the theme of plant-lore. Roy, author of Vickery's Folk Flora, will be identifying plants and sharing his knowledge in this fascinating cemetery. All levels welcome. Booking essentialRoy Vickery £10

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Terrariums Workshop

22nd March, 14:00 - 16:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£40.00
Terrariums Workshop

Beautiful tiny gardens Sorry but this event is now sold out Come and learn how to make your very own miniature garden in a special glass vessel. Beautiful to look at, easy to look after and a perfect Mother's Day gift! London Terrariums, http://www.slondonterrariums.com £40 Booking essential

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*The Sweet Potato – A Talk

24th March, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£10.00
*The Sweet Potato – A Talk

Everything you need to know about the sweet potatoA chance to find out where this popular plant (Ipomoea batatas) comes from, and a whole lot more about its origins – further details to follow.Pablo Muñoz-Rodriguez, Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford UniversityTuesday 24th March 7.00 pm £10 refundable deposit*Please note: this event is free thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust for our Botany on Your Plate project, but we ask for a deposit to secure your place, we would welcome…

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April

*Chocolate – Talk and Tastings

2nd April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£10.00
*Chocolate – Talk and Tastings

Find out lots more about the cocoa beanThat dark, pleasantly bitter, chemically complex substance we know of as chocolate, bears little resemblance to the pulp surrounded seeds of the cocoa plant from which it is produced.Join Vilma Bharatan to explore the history, its botany and processes involved in its transformation to become either the food of the masses or of the Gods. This distinction depends not only on the beans used and which varietal group it belongs to, but the…

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Introduction to Plant Morphology

5th April, 10:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£40.00 - £45.00
Introduction to Plant Morphology

Flowering Plant AnatomyWhen trying to identify plants using keys, are you confused by botanical terms and can’t quite understand what terms like ligule, phyllary or stipule mean? Worse still, you can’t even find them on your specimen! You will use hand lenses to examine ‘simple’ flowers such as buttercups right through to the ‘dreaded’ grasses. This course will not cover everything you need to know to identify wild plants, but it should help. This course aims to guide you through…

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How to Use Plant Identification Keys

26th April, 10:00 - 14:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
£40.00 - £45.00
How to Use Plant Identification Keys

Plant Keys as a toolPicture guides are really useful, when identifying wild plants, however, to get the most out of botanising, learning how to use keys is an essential tool. This course will take the fear out of ‘keying out’. You will be introduced to a range of different keys and their strengths and weaknesses will be explored. Guidance will also be given on how to use hand lenses. Mark Spencer £40 members/£45 non-members

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Cannabidiol: Evidence for its medical uses and current controversies

28th April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Cannabidiol: Evidence for its medical uses and current controversies

Although the application of medical cannabinoid drugs is controversial, it is a part of modern-day medicine. The list of diseases in which cannabinoids are promoted as a treatment is constantly expanding. Cases of significant improvement in patients have been described as anecdotal at best. In this talk, Chandni will outline the current evidence based for cannabidiol and integrate the current public and governmental perspective on cannabidiol. Chandni Hindocha, NIHR/BRC Research Fellow, Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, Division of Psychiatry, University College London…

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