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- 13 July. Evening talk: Chelsea Physic Garden: More than cotton: textile secrets of Kew's Economic Botany Collection. Booking
25 March. New article: Macroscopic authentication of Chinese materia medica (CMM): a UK market study of seeds and fruits
20 March. New article: Economic botany collections: A source of material evidence for exploring historical changes in Chinese medicinal materials
16, 17 February, 3 March, 12 noon: Gallery Tour of the Flora Japonica exhibition, Kew Gardens. Free with admission but booking strongly recommended:
7 December, 12.30. Talk The botany of Christmas. Linnean Society, Now on Youtube
15 November, 17.00. Hosting ethnobotany lecture by Tinde van Andel. Kew Gardens, free, no need to book.
11 November, 14.30. Talk The Japanese Collection at Kew. British Museum, free but book ahead.
8 November, 12.00. Gallery tour of Flora Japonica exhibition, Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens.
16 June. New paper in Journal of Museum Ethnography on the history of economic botany collections.
25 May. New paper on Iron Age archaeobotany at Tille Höyük, Turkey.
3 May. New blog post: Unpacking tapa: the science and culture of Pacific barkcloth
4 March: New grant 'Mobilising the value of biocultural collections in Brazil'' British Council/Newton Fund (Institutional Skills)
11 February: 6 (short) chapters in beautifully illustrated new book The Botanical Treasury: Cinchona; Lagenaria siceraria; Paper Mulberry; Wheat, Saccharum officinale, Zea mays. To see inside book: Amazon2015
23 November: New paper Potpourri as a sustainable plant product: identity, origin, and conservation status
30 October: New grant The flora of ancient Iraq: a scientific approach to ancient texts see News
15 October: Royal Society of Biology Award: Curating Biocultural Collections: see News
12 June: Major AHRC-funded project to study Pacific barkcloth: see press release
- Tuesday 13 October 2015, 8pm. 'Plants, empire and exploration: Historic art and artefacts in Kew's Economic Botany Collection' at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Wednesday 14 October 2015, all-day meeting on Trade, Discovery and Influences in the History of Herbal Medicine, at the Wellcome Trust, London. My talk is on 'Trade in materia medica: Evidence from the Kew Collection 1841-1980'. Details and booking
- TALK: Tropical plants in British pharmacy, 9 February 2015, 17.30.
I will explore how tropical plants and their properties were discovered and transmitted to Britain, alongside the role of institutions such as Kew in translating these discoveries into everyday medicines. This will be a much extended version of the short talk I gave at the Royal College of Physicians last summer.
Organised by the British Society for the History of Pharmacy. All welcome, no charge. Refreshments from 17.00
Held at ROYAL PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY 1 LAMBETH HIGH STREET • LONDON SE1 7JN Map
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