Science on Sundays

Find out the latest science discoveries in the world of plants

Science is something that Cambridge, more than any other city, does brilliantly, and while not all of us are lucky enough to be up there with the world’s best brains, one of the benefits of living here is that, from time to time, we get to share some of the knowledge!

On Sundays throughout this spring and summer, Cambridge University scientists will be hosting a series of informal, drop-in talks at Botanic Gardens, filling us in on some of the latest discoveries in plant science. On 21 May, Andrew Tanentzap from the Department of Plant Sciences will be asking: Are ghosts haunting the flora of New Zealand? The talks are designed to bring plant science to a wider audience and provoke thought and discussion around some of the very real issues facing our planet.

Talks take place at 11am and again at 2pm, in the Gardens’ classroom. They’re free, although normal garden admission charges apply. There’s no need to book, just drop in.