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Joseph Dalton Hooker

Saturday 21 October 2017 14:00 - Saturday 21 October 2017 16:00

A talk by Steven Lyus, a committee member of the above Branch, and a former committee member of the International Camellia Society.

 

This year is 200 years since the birth of Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911). He was a  tireless traveller and plant collector, a founder of modern botanical classification and a close friend of Charles Darwin. Kew was at the heart of Hooker's career and he helped add thousands of specimens to its collections, including many Rhododendrons from the Himalayas. Hooker believed that botany revolved around putting plants in their place: collecting and classifying them, better understanding their habitat and creating a place for botany  to elevate its scientific status. Steve Lyus will illustrate the many facets of Hooker's career.

Venue Details

Lecture Theatre