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Science on Sundays – Botanic Garden Talks

Sunday March 26, 2017 at 11:00 am - Saturday August 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

Normal admission fees

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is running a series of short, informal drop-in ‘Science on Sundays’ talks, where scientists explain the answers to key plant science questions and share some of the latest discoveries in plant science – all in a 30 minute nutshell.

Sunday 26 March 2017: What links Antarctic Snow Algae, Scottish Salmon and the Botanic Garden? Dr Matt Davey, Department of Plant Sciences.

Sunday 23 April 2017: What lies beneath – the roles of roots in plant survival. Dr Julia Davies, Department of Plant Sciences.

Sunday 21 May 2017: Are ghosts haunting the flora of New Zealand? Dr Andrew Tanentzap, Department of Plant Sciences.

Sunday 25 June 2017: Creating Power from Plants – making electricity from algae and plants. Professor Chris Howe, Department of Biochemistry.

Sunday 23 July 2017: For everything there is a season, how plants know the calendar. Dr Phil Wigge, The Sainsbury Laboratory.

Sunday 20 August 2017: The art and design of harmony in plant-fungal symbioses. Dr Uta Paszkowski, Department of Plant Sciences.

The ‘Science on Sundays’ talks take place at 11.00 am and again at 2.00 pm monthly.

The talks are held in the Garden’s classroom, close to the Brookside entrance.

Talks are free but normal garden admission charges do apply; there is no need to book.  Drop-in to the Classroom at 11.00 am or 2.00 pm.

For more detailed information search Science on Sundays 2017 www.botanic.cam.ac.uk Science on Sundays programme of talks:


Sunday March 26, 2017 at 11:00 am
Saturday August 26, 2017 at 11:00 am
Normal admission fees


University Botanic Garden
No 1 Brookside
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1JE



What’s Ons are broadcast across the day at 7.30, 10.30, 1.30 and 4.30, and at weekends.

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