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An island on the cusp of change

Sunday 26 February 2017 14:30 - Sunday 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 earth.

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?

16+

What does it cost?

Nothing - its free.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up on the day

 

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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens

 

 

Venue Details

Lecture Theatre