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May 5

Plants, People and Power: an afternoon of talks and conversation

May 5, 2023 at 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Research Centre for Environmental Humanities is hosting an afternoon of talks and conversation focused on the politics and pleasure of plants in the city, the botanical garden, and the English country house.

5th May 2023
– in person at Newton Park, room CM133, 1:10pm-3:30pm
– online, 1:25pm-3:30pm

Dr Diego Molina will join us from Royal Holloway, University of London and Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, to present a talk on ‘Spots of Light: Plants posing with people in nineteenth-century Colombian cities’. Dr Richard White, artist-researcher and Senior Lecturer in Media Practice, Bath Spa University will discuss ‘Ghosts in Sydney Gardens, uneasy walking in Newton Park.’ Dr Lori Bystrom, Senior Lecturer in Food Enterprise and Plant Sciences, Bath Spa University, introduces The Vaccinium Berry Collective: Two perspectives across a North American landscape.

Depending on the weather, the event may be followed by a wander around the grounds of Newton Park Campus.