28th November 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Murder Most Florid: Botany and the Crime Scene

This lecture accompanies the launch of Dr Spencer’s book, Murder Most Florid, which explores how plants and other components of the environment can help crime scene investigators. Botany has been

2nd December 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Linnean Society Evening Lecture–Linnaeus in Lapland: Parasites, Reindeer and People

Founder’s Day Lecture In the summer of 1732, the Swedish botanist and physician Carl Linnaeus journeyed through Lapland. His travel account is not only often cited as the earliest first-hand

11th December 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Linnean Society Lunchtime Lecture–Butterflies and Biodiversity: The Challenges and Opportunities

Butterflies are charismatic insects that engage public interest, hence they are used as a flagship for conservation in many developed nations. However, even in butterfly-species rich areas, their full potential

12th December 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Linnean Society Lecture–Music and Birds: A Violinist’s View

Christmas Lecture 2019 In this talk, we explore the connections between great composers of both the human and avian worlds: from Mozart’s beloved pet starling to Vaughan Williams’ ascending lark.