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Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany

June 30, 2017
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Jodrell Lecture Theatre
Kew Gardens TW9 3DS
United Kingdom

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A one day meeting to celebrate the life and work of Victorian botanist, plant hunter and Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. There will be a varied programme of talks and an opportunity to see Joseph Hooker collections behind the scenes at Kew. Leading scholars and researchers will consider Joseph Hooker's place in the history of science as well as his continuing influence on current botanical research in related fields.

Delegates are invited to an evening event at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art (from 6pm) for a chance to see 'Putting Plants in their Place,' an exhibition showcasing Joseph Hooker's work through Kew's unique historic collections. The evening view of the exhibition is included in the event price (but please make sure you select the ticket that includes this option). Price also includes entry into the Gardens, lunch and refreshments.

This event will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of science, particularly botany, botanical illustration, exploration and empire. It will also present an attractive programme for those interested in the history of Kew Gardens as well as scientific work being carried out today at Kew and beyond.

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June 29, 2017, 9:00am BST

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