The series aims to bring the latest discoveries in plant science, as well as research linked to the plant collection at CUBG, to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
Science on Sundays in 2021
Normally, these talks take place in the Garden on the second Sunday of the month as a drop in session. However, as access to the Garden classroom is still restricted this year due to COVID-19, we will be running these talks as online webinars until such time as we can open the classroom to visitors again.
Please check the website and social media (@CUBotanicGarden) for updates on how to book onto these webinars.
Talk programme 2021:
14 March – Prof David Coomes, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge – Planting trees to save the planet: greenwashing or golden opportunity?
11 April – Dr Johannes Kromdijk, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge – How has evolution fine-tuned the C4 photosynthetic turbo-charger?
9 May – Dr Chris Whitewoods, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge – From simple beginnings—understanding the origin of carnivorous plant traps
13 June – Dr Alejandra Guerrero, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge – Using Biotechnology to obtain plant pigments without plants
11 July – Benjamin Fisk, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge – Sweet if you can get it: the evolution and development of nectar spurs
8 August (prerecorded) – Dr Julia Mackenzie, Anglia Ruskin University – Raising a brood in the Botanic Garden: The trials and tribulations of blue tits and great tits