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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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The Fascinating Use of Pollens

28th January, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The Fascinating Use of Pollens

We are delighted to be welcoming this popular botanist and speaker.  She will be using seasonal examples and touching on not only pollination but also issues such as allergic reactions. Sophie Leguil      Members free / Non-members £5      No booking necessary Please note: This has changed from 21st to 28th Jan

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February

Documenting Karst Floras in Asia and Latin America

11th February, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Documenting Karst Floras in Asia and Latin America

Karst is a soluble carbonate bedrock dissolved by slightly acidic rain water where both typical and rare species thrive.  It has a thin soil layer and provides different habitat niches and microclimatic conditions supporting plants that favour the calcium-rich nutrients. Alex Monro, Identification & Naming Department, RBG Kew    Members free   / Non-members £5     No booking necessary

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March

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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The Sweet Potato – A Talk*

24th March, 19:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
The  Sweet Potato – A Talk*

A 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 University Tuesday 24th March  7.00 pm    Free   No booking necessary Please note: this event is free thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust for our Botany on Your Plate project, but we would welcome donations towards our work - Thank you.

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April

Chocolate – Talk and Tastings*

2nd April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Chocolate – Talk and Tastings*

That 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 whole process used to produce these…

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