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Science and Conservation at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

15 November @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Professor Pete Hollingsworth FRSE

Director of Science​ and Deputy Keeper Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in 1670 and is a world-leading scientific botanic garden. In its 350th anniversary year, I will give an overview of RBGE, from its origin as a physic garden through to its current science programme which focuses on understanding and conserving plant biodiversity.

Sponsored by the British Science Association [postponed from November 2020]

Attending the lecture

Members of the Society will receive an email informing them how to access the meeting either in person (at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery) or by Zoom. (If you have not received this email by the 8th October, please email

Non-Members may only access the meeting by Zoom for £5 (£3 for students). This is due to the current restrictions on numbers available at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery. To book a ticket, please CLICK HERE.

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA