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July 2020

Summer School For Aspiring Plant Scientists

28th July 2020 @ 9:00 am - 30th July 2020 @ 5:00 pm
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London, SSE24 9AQ United Kingdom
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3 days of tasters in botany, biology, horticulture and related subjects (NB bursaries are available to cover costs of attendance) An action packed 3 days for school leavers going on…

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June 2020

Tackling the roots of plant-blindness

9th June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
School of Geography University of Leeds Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom + Google Map

Plant blindness (the inability of people to recognise and identify even common plant species compared to a generally reasonable ability to recognise animals) is a major problem. Fewer university courses…

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February 2020

Botanical University Challenge 2020

19th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road , Little Neston
Neston, CH64 4AY
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Botanical University Challenge was the brainchild of John Warren, Jonathan Mitchley (aka Dr M) and Paul Ashton and the first event took place at Kew Gardens in March 2016 and was chaired by James Wong.  The second challenge was held…

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December 2019

University of Reading Annual Christmas Lecture by Dr M

17th December 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The University of Reading's annual Children's Christmas Lecture is a fun and interactive event for children aged between seven and twelve. Each year one of our academics brings their subject…

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1st December 2019 - 25th December 2019

In 2014 the idea developed of posting a Tweet, blog and Facebook entry for one plant related to Christmas for each day of advent.  At the end of that year…

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November 2019

Symposium: The Big Botany Challenge – Promoting Passion for Plants in our Schools

8th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Meadow Suite

School teachers and students unite for the love of plants!  This highlight of our Reading Botany 2019 celebrations takes place on Friday 8th November 09.30-4.30 in the Meadow Suite, University…

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October 2019

Poaceae: He’s singing our song!

15th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a public talk given by Dr Jonathan Mitchley, Associate Professor of Field Botany at the University of Reading, who, under his web persona Dr M, composed the Poaceae…

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September 2019

Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase Event 2019

12th September 2019 - 13th September 2019

Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase 2019 School of Agriculture, Policy & Development, University of Reading, Rooms 1L06 & 1L08 You are invited to attend and contribute to the 9th Annual Showcase…

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July 2019

Reading Botany Reunion Party!

27th July 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Meadow Suite

Celebrate 50 years and more of Reading Botany As Reading Botanists are aware, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of masters' botany teaching at the University of Reading and over 100 years of…

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Wild About Reading!

27th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3rd August 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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