'Saving the Blossom: 'Cherry' Ingram and His Rich Legacy' a Winter Lecture with Naoko Abe

March 9th 2023

Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum's Winter Lectures are back for 2023 – in this 4th (and final) lecture in the series, join Naoko Abe (international journalist and author), for a lecture on 'Saving the Blossom: 'Cherry' Ingram and his rich legacy'. Naoko's first English-language book, 'Cherry Ingram, the Englishman who saved Japan's Blossoms', was published in March 2019 to critical acclaim.

Naoko's talk 'will explore the symbolism of cherry blossoms in Japan, including the Japanese military's ideological distortion of cherries during the Second World War.' She will also tell the story of 'Cherry' Ingram, the Englishman who saved Japan's cherry blossoms.

Thursday 9th March, 2023
7 pm - 8 pm

(Doors open at 6:40 pm, with the talk starting promptly at 7 pm.)


The talk will be held in person at the Maths Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and 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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