Covering fungal biology and ecology, the course will also examine the wider cultural impact of fungi in art, music, and religion. Participants will be taught what makes a fungus, the fundamentals of fungal identification, and introduced to some of the key debates in mycology today. Nathan will also direct participants to available resources and local groups should they wish to continue their fungal adventures.
Dr Nathan Smith, FLS, is a mycologist, historian and Senior Curator of Mycology, Lichenology, and Bryology at National Museum Wales. His research focuses on the changing perceptions of mycology and botany and how disciplinary identity shapes practice in the study of the natural world.
Bookings for this course will close 27 August
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