Lectures

Inverness Lecture: Woodlands, railway stations and wild flowers of Easter Ross

Location

Smithton Free Church, Inverness

Leaders

Dr Brian Ballinger

Date

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 19:30 - 20:30

This lecture is held jointly with the Inverness Botany Group.
Smithton Free Church, 1 Murray Road, Smithton IV2 7YU
Further details on the Inverness Botany Group website http://www.invernessbotanygroup.com/home


Edinburgh Lecture: Woodlands, railway stations and wild flowers of Easter Ross

Location

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Brian Ballinger

Date

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 18:00 - 19:00

BSS Lectures are held jointly with the Royal Botanic Garden, in their Lecture Theatre at 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR . Doors open at 17:30, lectures commence at 18:00.


Edinburgh Lecture: Selection of plant material by tool-using New Caledonia crows

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR

Leaders

Professor Christian Rutz - University of St Andrews

Date

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 18:00 - 19:00

Selection of plant material by tool-using New Caledonia crows - a botanical detective story from the South Pacific.


Stirling Lecture: The Flora of Scotland .... 50 years of change

Location

Stirling Indoor Bolwing Club Social Space

Leaders

Dr Roy Sexton, University of Stirling

Date

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 19:30

This meeting is held jointly with SWT Stirling and Clackmannanshire Members Centre


Dundee Lecture: The secret world of rhododendrons

Location

Dalhousie Building, Lecture Theatre 1, University of Dundee

Leaders

Dr Richard Milne - University of Edinburgh

Date

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 19:30

This lecture is held jointly with the Dundee Naturalists Society.


Edinburgh Lecture: From ancient algae to future fuels

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Professor John Love, Exeter University

Date

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 18:00

John Love is Professor of Synthetic Biology at the University of Exeter, which he joined as a lecturer in 2003. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of St.


Scottish Botanists' Conference

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR

Leaders

BSBI and BSS

Date

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 09:15 - 18:00

This Conference is for everyone with an interest in Scottish Botany. The programme includes short botanical talks, a poster session, an identification helpdesk and a selection of mini-workshops for beginners, intermediates and more experienced botanists. Prof. Richard Ennos of the University of Edinburgh will be our guest speaker, on the topic of tree pathogens.


Edinburgh Lecture: Weird Plants

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Chris Thorogood, Oxford University

Date

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 18:00

Our green planet is home to a dazzling diversity of flowering plant species. This talk will explore the bizarre, the sinister and the mysterious side of the plant world.


Edinburgh Lecture: The Orchid Hunter: from a gap year adventure to conservation genetics

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Leif Bersweden, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew

Date

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 18:00

On one of the strangest pre-university gap years you’ve ever heard of, Leif Bersweden spent the summer of 2013 hunting down all 52 species of wild orchid native to Britain and Ireland. He introduces his book, The Orchid Hunter, which tells the personal tale of this summer long quest.


5th June 2018 St Andrews Lecture: The Forgotten Forests of Latin America - Conservation Issues in Latin American Dry Forests

Location

St Andrews

Leaders

Prof. Toby Pennington, University of Exeter

Date

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 19:30

LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE PLEASE NOTE We have just been advised the BSS/Friends lecture on 5th June (tomorrow) has had to be moved from Chemistry to Physics Theatre B, due to asbestos problems. The Physics, and its car park, is on the upper tier of buildings in the North Haugh, University of St Andrews KY16 9SS.


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