2019 is the 50th anniversary of our Masters degrees in plant diversity at the University of Reading.

We will be celebrating this with a diverse series of events throughout the year open to all who are fascinated by plants and the teaching of botany.

Reading botany alumni are found across the globe associated often with major institutions and making significant contributions to plant science, conservation and education. Bringing together past and present staff and students whether BSc, MSc or PhD, we will celebrate their work, the plants themselves and the importance of botany teaching throughout our Golden Jubilee celebrations.

For anyone interested in plants and in the training of the next generation of botanists, there is an event for you!


20 February Botanical University Challenge
8-17 March British Science Week
14 April Harris Garden Open Day
15 May Fascination of Plants Day
20-22 May Pint of Science
21-25 May RHS Chelsea Flower Show
27 July Reading Botany – Golden Jubilee Reunion
12-13 September Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Conference
8 November Symposium: State of Botany Teaching in the UK
1-25 December #AdventBotany Tweeted from @RNGHerb
16 December (tbc) University of Reading Christmas Lecture by Dr M

Check back periodically for news and more updates about upcoming events!

If you have any questions please contact us at info@readingbotany.net.