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Women in Botany

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 19:00 - 20:00

Women in Botany
The remarkable history behind women plant namers and how times are changing
Hidden stories and updates of women botanists past and present

Hidden stories and updates of women botanists past and present

One of our month long programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day

Heather Lindon worked on the International Plant Names Index at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for 8 years.

During that time she and her colleagues realized they could use the extensive plant name author index to uncover often hidden stories of women botanists.

Through this work they were able to establish the earliest woman plant name author with her remarkable story of elopement, debt, love and botany. They uncovered other early women botanists and determined who were the most prolific namers of plants.

One of the surprising finds is that one women on the top ten list is still active in botany today.

More recently they asked top publishing women in the world of plants and fungi to share their stories of their experiences working in science as a way of inspiring other young botanists. This talk will explore the stories of some of these early women botanists and those who have made a large contribution to the field of plant nomenclature.

Heather L Lindon, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people of all ages and backgrounds in learning about plants. By making a donation with your booking you will help to sustain our work with school children, families and the wider community. As a small charity, any amount you can give, large or small, will be warmly appreciated and make an enormous difference. Thankyou.

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Wednesday, 24th March 2021
19:00 - 20:00

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