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January

Oranges and Lemons – 300 years of Scurvy – Why did it take so long to find the cure?

29th January, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Oranges and Lemons – 300 years of Scurvy – Why did it take so long to find the cure?

Scurvy killed 2 million British sailors, due to Vitamin C deficiency, from a diet without fruit or vegetables.  Find out how Vitamin C works, the military and naval catastrophes, and the orange and lemon cure - repeatedly ignored until the discovery of Vitamin C in 1928.  Members free/Non-Members £5   No booking necessary Henry Oakeley, Royal College of Physicians

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February

Hume Centenary Education Fund Lecture – Ferns: Edible Treats or Threats

26th February, 19:00 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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Hume Centenary Education Fund Lecture – Ferns: Edible Treats or Threats

A talk on the centuries old plants that have been used as a food and still can be, in many parts of the world.   Jovita will also give some further information on the controversial topic of the risk elements of the possible toxicity of ferns. Members Free/Non-members £5    No booking necessary Jovita Yesilyurt, Natural History Museum

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March

The SLBI 1970 – 2010

28th March, 19:00 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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The SLBI 1970 – 2010

A fascinating presentation by a U3A (University of the Third Age) group.   Describing the history of a 40 year span in the life of the SLBI;  How it has evolved through times good and bad, and a pointer for how we see our future. Members Free/£5 non-members      No booking necessary U3A South London

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April

Straw Bears and Onion Fayres

18th April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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Straw Bears and Onion Fayres

Our president's first talk following the publication of Vickery's Folk Flora describing his travels and events such as apple wassailing and conker championships as well as the above - all in search of plant-lore.   Books available to purchase. Members Free/Non-members £5   No booking necessary Roy Vickery, President SLBI,  www.plant-lore.com

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