Scientific research at CUBG: Past, present and future

Beverley Glover
Friday 23 March 2018

Cambridge University Botanic Garden was founded on its current site in 1846 to provide the opportunity to grow an extensive living collection of plants for scientific research. The Garden has played an important role in scientific discovery for over 170 years, and this course will introduce you to some of the Garden's most significant contributions.

The course starts with an overview of the Garden's role in the history of science, focusing on our founder, John Stevens Henslow, and what he taught a young Charles Darwin; going on to consider William Bateson and the early history of Genetics.

We will tour the Garden from a scientific perspective, exploring this scientific legacy in the landscape today, and taking a behind-the-scenes look at some of the modern science facilities. The course concludes with an introduction to some of the current research happening using the Garden's living collection.
Booking required
Booking Details
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If the course is fully booked (shown as 'out of stock') and you would like to go on a waiting list, please contact the Education & Learning Office on 01223 331875.
Contact Details
01223 331875
Event Category
Plant Identification & Science
Classroom, 1 Brookside
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