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Saving the world's botany

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  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Chris Thorogood, a botanist at the University of Oxford's Botanic Garden, and discover the biggest flower on Earth - the Rafflesia. Chris has enjoyed a lifelong infatuation with these extraordinary blooms, from crafting life-size replicas in an abandoned cemetery to dedicating his life to the study and protection of these enigmatic plants.

In this talk, Chris will take us on an astonishing adventure through the Rafflesia's home of Southeast Asia where he collaborates with fellow botanists and foresters to unravel their biology. From battling leeches, roving through remote territories alongside indigenous tribes, and navigating the dense and untrodden rainforest, Chris will narrate his quest to unveil the secrets of this leafless parasite.

With two in five plant species under threat of extinction worldwide, Chris will stress the urgency of his mission, and explore the vital role of plants in our survival. Can the efforts of Chris and his fellow botanists save the Rafflesia from disappearing forever?

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  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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2024-06-10 19:00 2024-06-10 19:00 Europe/London Saving the world's botany Embark on an epic quest with botanist Chis Thorogood to protect the world's largest flowers, the Rafflesia, in the face of extinction and deforestation. Royal Institution (inc Faraday Museum),21 Albemarle Street,London,London


Royal Institution (inc Faraday Museum),

21 Albemarle Street,

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