Lectures

2016-17 BSS Lecture Programme is now available

Date

Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:00 - Fri, 02/09/2016 - 18:00

Our programme of monthly lectures commences on 29th September 2016. Please note that this year they are starting at 18:00h. The full programme can be downloaded from the 'Activities' page


Getting inside carnivorous plants - join the walk at 16.25, AGM at 17.30, lecture at 18.00

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Karen Lee, John Innes Research Centre, Norwich

Date

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 18:00

The lecture will be preceded by a walk round the insectivorous plants in the RBGE glasshouses at 16:30, and the AGM at 17:30. If you wish to join the walk please meet at RBGE reception at 16.25h.


AGM of the BSS 19/05/16

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Prof John Grace

Date

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 17:30

The AGM of the BSS will be held at 17.30 - 18.00 (approx), preceding Dr Karen Lee's lecture.


Where does our food come from? the relationships between people, plants and science

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, main lecture theatre

Leaders

Dr Charlie Clutterbuck, City University

Date

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 17:30

Few people, when asked ‘where does our food come from?’ think beyond the supermarket. Yet there is a fascinating story for just about every major crop as to where and why it is now grown for export - usually on the other side of the world from where it was first cultivated.


Lecture: Aquatics in Scotland: the overlooked well beneath

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Nick Stewart - Independent botanist

Date

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 17:30

Scotland has over 30,000 lochs and nearly 2% of the country is covered by fresh water, yet aquatic habitats are relatively poorly studied. This talk will take a look at the world of Scottish aquatic plants and how they relate to the complex environment around them.


Joint Friends of St Andrews Botanic Gardens/ BSS Lecture: Biodiversity, Science and Plant Conservation - Prof Pete Hollingsworth

Location

Chemistry Department Lecture Theatre, North Haugh, St Andrews.

Leaders

Professor Pete Hollingworth (RBGE)

Date

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 19:30

This is a joint lecture between the BSS and the Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden. For further information please contact Bob Mitchell at kingscroft@care4free.net


100 years of vegetation change in Scotland

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Sarah Woodin

Date

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 17:30

Over the past 100 years the Scottish landscape has faced many environmental changes - from local changes in land management to global climate change. How has the vegetation responded?


Divorcing the Scrophs: how and why molecular data has changed plant classification - 9th Feb 2016 INVERNESS

Location

Smithton Free Church, Murray Road, Smithton, Inverness

Leaders

Dr Richard Milne, University of Edinburgh

Date

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 19:30

This is a joint lecture with the Inverness Botany Group. The meeting will start at 7.30 at Smithton Free Church, Murray Road, Smithton,

For further details see http://www.invernessbotanygroup.com/calendar


Tales from the water-gate: leaf surface stomata, what they do and why they are important

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Prof. Alistair Hetherington

Date

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 17:30

Everyone is welcome. All lectures are held in the Lecture Theatre of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh,


Native Woodlands in Scotland - some knotty problems: past, present and future.

Location

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

Leaders

Dr Scott McG Wilson, Independent Forest Ecologist, Aberdeen. This is a joint lecture with the Royal Scottish Forestry Society.

Date

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 17:00

Dr. Scott McG Wilson will present our last lecture before Christmas. Tea will be served from 17:00, before the lecture at 17:30. Stay on for mince pies and mulled wine after the lecture. All welcome.

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