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Science and Conservation at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

15 November, 2021 @ 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. Following COP26, in 350th anniversary year of the garden, the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society are pleased that Professor Peter Hollingsworth, Director of Science and Deputy Keeper, will talk about its science and conservation on Monday 15th November at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

Professor Hollingsworth’s research focuses on understanding and conserving plant biodiversity, and he will give an overview of the Royal Botanic Garden from its origin as a physic garden through to this current science programme.   Other research interests include understanding pest and pathogen threats to the natural environment and the conservation of genetic diversity.  He has also played a major role in the ‘International Barcode of Life’ project aiming to build a unified DNA-based index of life on earth.

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

Attending the lecture

Members of the Society have been sent an email informing them how to access the meeting by Zoom. (If you have not received this email by the 8th October, please email Members can also attend in person at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery by clicking on the blue “Going” button in the “RSVP” box below.

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