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November

Seed Saving Evening

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Seed Saving Evening

An evening of short talks and a time to share seeds.  With the growing awareness of the benefits of saving seeds, come and join us for this opportunity to learn more about how you can save seeds in a community garden, share seeds across communities, build a more robust system for vegetable growing in Lambeth and avoid the need to purchase seeds from the (unscrupulous!) seed suppliers.  A joint event with Incredible Edible Lambeth.  Free Booking essential via Incredible Edible…

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January

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

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQGB + 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

Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London,SE24 9AQGB
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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

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road
London,SE24 9AQUnited 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

Thursday, 18th April 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,SE24 9AQUnited 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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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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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

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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April

Cannabidiol: Evidence for its medical uses and current controversies

28th April, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood RoadSE24 9AQGB + Google Map
Cannabidiol: Evidence for its medical uses and current controversies

Please note this has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 precautions, we hope to re-schedule later in the year, all current tickets can be transferred.   Although the application of medical cannabinoid drugs is controversial, it is a part of modern-day medicine. The list of diseases in which cannabinoids are promoted as a treatment is constantly expanding. Cases of significant improvement in patients have been described as anecdotal at best. In this talk, Chandni will outline the current evidence…

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