An island on the cusp of change
26 February 2017 14:30 - 26 February 2017 16:00
St Helena, a small volcanic island isolated in the south
Atlantic, has only been accessible by boat since its discovery in
1502. Like many isolated islands, it developed unique species of
plants and animals, many of which are found no where else on
Discover one of the most remote islands in the world which
to which Napoleon Bonaparte was famously banished. The construction
of an airport, with the aim of much increasing the number of
tourists is expected to greatly alter life for the inhabitants and
put new pressures on the delicate environment.
About the speaker: Sylvia Philips is an Honorary
Research Fellow at Kew Gardens
Who is it suitable for?
What does it cost?
Nothing - its free.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up on the day
Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens
No ticket is required