'Chasing Plants' - A Winter Lecture with Dr. Chris Thorogood

February 2nd 2023

Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum's (OBGA) Winter Lectures are back for 2023, with this second talk on the topic of the botanical adventures of Dr. Chris Thorogood; across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Chris will 'bring these adventures to life with his paintings, sharing his hair-raising excursions and explaining the vital work he and the team at OBGA are doing to protect the world's plants.'

Dr. Chris Thorogood FLS, is Deputy Director and Head of Science of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum. His research focuses on the evolution, conservation and biomimetic applications of plants. He is a wildlife artist, botanical illustrator and best-selling author of specialist field guides and popular books.

Thursday, 2nd February 2023
(Doors open at: 6:40pm)

7pm - 8pm


Tickets include a complimentary drink after the event.

University of Oxford
Lecture Theatre 2, Maths Institute,
Andrew Wiles Building,
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter,
Woodstock Road,
Oxford, OX2 6GG

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The upcoming 2023 Winter Lecture series includes:

  • Thursday 16th February, surprise Special Guest to be announced
  • Thursday 2nd March, Dave Goulson, 'Silent Earth: Saving our Insects'
  • Thursday 9th March, Naoko Abe 'Saving the Blossom: 'Cherry' Ingram and his rich legacy'