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October

Annual General Meeting and Talk: ‘Darwin’s Abominable Mystery – then and now’

Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London,SE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
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Annual General Meeting and Talk: ‘Darwin’s Abominable Mystery – then and now’

A short meeting to discuss the past year's happenings as well as election of Trustees, All nominations for posts to be received by 5 pm on 19th September. Followed by a talk on the sudden expansion of the diversity of dicotyledonous plants during the Cretaceous.    All Welcome:    One hundred and forty years ago, in a letter to the Director of Kew Gardens, Charles Darwin wrote: “the rapid development ... of all the higher plants within recent geological times is…

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Fungi Foray

Sunday, 6th October 2019, 10:30 - 12:30
Tooting Common, Bedford Hill
Balham,
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Fungi Foray

Explore the assorted fungi on Tooting Common.  Meet at Tooting Lido car park.  Beginners welcome.  No booking necessary £5 on day Fabrice Boltho

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Plant Drawing Evening

Friday, 18th October 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom + Google Map
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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Plant Walk – Camberwell New Cemetery

Sunday, 27th October 2019, 14:30 - 16:30
Camberwell Cemetery, Brenchley Gardens
London,SE23 3RDUnited Kingdom
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Plant Walk – Camberwell New Cemetery

A walk to identify and record the plants growing in this historic area.   Joint with Camberwell Cemeteries Working Group.   Meet at the main gate on Brenchley Gardens, SE23 3RD. Roy Vickery, with Camberwell Cemeteries Working Group     No booking necessary  SLBI donations welcome

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November

A talk on the “Flora of India” tour

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,SE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
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A talk on the “Flora of India” tour

A talk by four SLBI members who journeyed to Simla, Hume's home in India, and studied the botanical and historic connections to our founder as well as the botany of the area. Nicky Nicoll with Colin Maitland, Jenny Neale and Fran Rowe        No booking necessary              Members free / Non-Members £5

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January

New Year’s Day Wildflower Hunt

1st January, 11:00 - 13:00
Brockwell Park
New Year’s Day Wildflower Hunt

Meet at the clock tower in Brockwell Park for a plant hunting walk to see how many wildflowers can be recorded at this time of year.  Run jointly with the Friends of Brockwell Park.  Part of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland's New Year Plant Hunt. Roy Vickery     No booking necessary     Donations to the SLBI welcome.

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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 RoadSE24 9AQGB + 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 9AQUnited 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 9AQUnited 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 9AQUnited 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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