Professor Beverley Glover, CGT Patron and Director of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Thursday 23 September 2021 7:30pm-8:30pm
Prof. Glover will be introduced by CGT Chair Liz Whittle and her talk will be preceded by drinks and canapés in Storey’s Field Centre from 6:30pm.
Tickets £8 (members) and £10 (non-members) – please book by 20 September.
Title The Cambridge Botanic Garden’s unique role in addressing global challenges.
Abstract Cambridge University Botanic Garden was founded with a unique purpose – to support research into the science of plants. In the 21st century that purpose is more important than ever, and I will address how the Garden works to support research into the challenges facing the world today.
Our Speaker Beverley Glover obtained her BSc in Plant and Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrews in 1993, closely followed by a PhD in Plant Development from the John Innes Centre, Norwich, in 1996. Beverley became a Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge in 1996 and, following spells as Senior Lecturer and Reader, is currently Director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden and Professor of Plant Systematics and Evolution in the University’s Department of Plant Sciences.
Prof. Glover has received several prestigious awards, including the Linnean Society Bicentenary Medal, and consequently sits on a large number of committees, not the least being a Trustee at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. We are delighted that she has been able to find time to act as a patron for CGT and warmly welcome her offer to present this lecture.
For further details on this event, including a map of the venue at Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington, and parking information, please follow this link to the Programme page.