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LGBTQ+ Botanists: From Instagram to Antarctica – an online talk

3rd February, 19:00 - 20:00

Free
LGBTQ+ Botanists: From Instagram to Antarctica – an online talk
Three trailblazers who have had such an important impact on the future of botany

From Sappho’s violets to Oscar Wilde’s green carnations, the association between LGBTQ+ and botany is longstanding. But what about the botanists themselves?

In honour of LGBTQ+ History Month Dr Bethany Nichols will introduce us to three LGBTQ+ trailblazers who shaped, or are still shaping, the future of botany: Bisexual, polyamorous writer and gardener Vita Sackville-West, transgender Lichenologist Elke MacKenzie and queer femme Plant-influencer Christopher Griffin.

Dr Bethany Nichols is a Computational Plant Scientist and Turing Institute Fellow at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. Bethany is also a Stonewall representative, actively raising awareness of and supporting LGBTQ+ people in STEM.

Visit Dr Bethany Nichols online

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