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September

Lichens and Lichenology

22nd September, 19:00
Lichens and Lichenology

Delighted to be able to re-schedule this event, previous tickets are still valid. What are lichens, and what stories can they tell us Gothamie will describe what lichens are and talk about how they are collected and studied. Gothamie is a Senior Curator of Lichens and Slime Moulds. Her research interests are focused on the taxonomy and ecology of tropical lichens, bioindication and conservation of lichenised fungi in endangered habitats. Her main responsibility as the Senior Curator of British, General…

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October

A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature of Plants, Algae and Fungi

5th October, 19:00
A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature of Plants, Algae and Fungi

This talk will be an introduction to the history and importance of the naming of plants, algae and fungi. Helen gave us another great talk last March on 'Women in Botany', and in this talk Helen will cover the history of modern plant naming from just before Linnaeus in 1753 to the formation of the official Rules of Nomenclature in 1906, how they have changed over time and continue to evolve. She will explain some of the most important rules…

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Sickle Cell Disease – Dispelling its fears and taboos – an online talk

18th October, 19:00 - 20:00
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Sickle Cell Disease – Dispelling its fears and taboos – an online talk

 A talk by a professional nurse and carer who specialised in SCD and now works with plants as well!   Putting you at ease and learning more about this very common disease Earline Hilda Castillo-Binger aka ‘Hilda’ is a retired NHS Nurse from Trinidad & Tobago in West Indies, is now caring for plants! Hilda is passionate about Sickle Cell Disease and as part of Black History Month she is going to be talking about alleviating the common worries and…

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Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

28th October, 19:00
Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them – an online talk

Do you know which native and cultivated plants are poisonous? This talk will highlight some of the most deadly, showing how man has used them around the world for good as well as evil: for hunting and pest control, as medicine, in criminal trials, and for murder. In the UK, many poisonous plants are valued for their ornamental and structural roles in our homes and gardens, parks and countryside. These plants are also a potential source of food for many…

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November

London’s Changing Flora; climate change or changing habits? – an Online Talk

3rd November, 19:00 - 20:00
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London’s Changing Flora; climate change or changing habits? – an Online Talk

The causes for the changes in London's plantlife are varied - exploration and the future The wild plants of Greater London are a dynamic community. Over the last 150 years there has been a gradual loss of native and archaeophyte plants. In many areas they have been replaced by communities of more robust survivors and neophyte plant communities. Today, the pace of change appears to be quickening. The probable causes for this change are diverse: new tastes in horticulture, pollution,…

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Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

9th November, 19:00 - 20:00
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Plants, Farms, Climate and the Biodiversity Crisis – an Online Talk

   How plant diversity and natural habitats can benefit global farming and its food production The world's food supply is under threat from both climate change and the biodiversity crisis. This, in turn, puts farms globally at risk from failed harvests, poor pollination, pest attacks, and new diseases. What part can natural plant areas play in mitigating these problems? This talk will explore the potential for plant diversity and natural habitat on farms - especially in the world's poorest regions…

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