The Founders of Kew Gardens
At a time when the world’s vegetation and rare plants are under increasing threat from the rising human population and global environmental changes, the collections and expertise of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have never been more relevant. These impressive gardens began with the support and encouragement of George III but they owe their global significance to the wisdom and foresight of three eminent botanists: Joseph Banks, William Hooker and Joseph Hooker. These men travelled widely and negotiated with naturalists and collectors all over the world. They engaged illustrators of the highest calibre and they made massive contributions to the classification of plants. Their story is one of dedication, bravery, insight and over-whelming self-confidence. It will be told with the aid of illustrated talks, supported by detailed notes. There will be ample opportunity for discussion.
A full reading list may be downloaded from http://www.enquiringmind.org/ or is available on request from the tutor.
Day: Mondays Time: 10.30am – 12.30 pm.
10 sessions, starting 16 January - 19th March 2012
North City Library
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Send booking before Friday 13th January 2012 to:
Dr. R.S. Callow
60, Primrose Lane
email: email@example.com phone/fax 01457 865 049 mobile: 078 4521 7156
This course may be booked and paid for on-line at : http://www.enquiringmind.org/ .