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Nottingham - Lecture and Lunch Event
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Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society in Nottinghamshire for a lecture by Professor John Parker on Cambridge Botanic Garden and lunch at the Belgrave Rooms. This is the society's first event of 2018.
Their speaker is Professor John Parker, former Director of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. He will be talking on ‘History, horticulture, science -- the Botanic Garden considered', in which he will contextualise the Botanic Garden, showing the past and pointing the way to the future. Professor Parker was Professor of Plant Cytogenetics, Director of the University Botanic Garden, and Curator of the University Herbarium at Cambridge University from 1996 to 2011. His research on the evolutionary genetics of plants combines fieldwork with laboratory studies. He also studies the early nineteenth century in his pursuit of the life of John Henslow, Darwin's teacher at Cambridge.
The society will assemble at the Belgrave Rooms for tea, coffee and biscuits at 10.30am, before the lecture at 11am. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to have a drink in the bar before the two-course lunch.
The cost per member or guest, including tea or coffee and biscuits on arrival, lecture, and lunch, will be £27. To book for this event, please complete and return the form with your cheque (made payable to ‘The Cambridge Society in Nottinghamshire’) by Friday 12 January 2018, indicating your menu choices.
The Belgrave Rooms forms part of the Masonic Hall complex in Goldsmith Street, close to the Royal Centre and the city centre site of Nottingham Trent University. It is easily accessed by bus or tram, and there are many car parks nearby.