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Science on Sundays at The Botanic Gardens

Sunday March 17, 2019 - Sunday August 11, 2019

Discover how plant genes work together to survive challenges, defend against predators and are passed onto the next generation.

Find out about the role of the ‘invisible hand’ of floral scent in plant diversity in attracting pollinators. Hear about the latest technologies used to uncover rare minerals rarely found on earth.

These are some of the topics being discussed at CUBG’s ‘Science on Sundays’ series – a programme of free, informal, monthly drop-in plant science talks between March to August, suitable for ages 12+

Talks are held at 11.00 am and repeated at 2.00 pm.

17 March: Putting CUBG’s alpine collection under the microscope Dr Ray Wightman, Sainsbury Laboratory/ 14 April: How is floral diversity generated and maintained? Dr Boris Delahaie, Department of Plant Sciences/ 12 May: Simple plants for engineers Professor Jim Haseloff, Department of Plant Sciences/ 9 June: Plant genetics from Mendel to Monsanto Professor Ottoline Leyser, Director, Sainsbury Laboratory / 14 July: Stop and smell the pollination! Dr Kelsey Byers, Department of Zoology, / 11 August: I spy …… a killer in the woods Dr Cerian Webb, Department of Plant Sciences.

For full details about each talk visit: www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Learning/ScienceonSundays


Sunday March 17, 2019
Sunday August 11, 2019


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

What’s Ons are broadcast across the day at 7.50, 10.30, 1.30 and 4.30, and at weekends.

To get your event included email: Karen Stringer