Monday, February 20, 2017

Talk and book signing: 'Cunning, Killer Orchids: sex, science, fiction and Darwin'

Jim Endersby will be giving a free talk based on his new book - Orchid a cultural history - on 25th Feb at 2pm in the auditorium of the Sainsbury Laboratory at the Botanic Garden. Tickets are free but pre-booking is required. Please collect a ticket from the Garden Ticket Offices or email or call 01223 336265.

The talk will last about 45 minutes, followed by questions and a book signing.

More about the book:
Revealing the allure and wonder of orchids, following their story through history and exploring how key themes of science, empire, sex and death have shaped orchids and how orchids, in return have shaped our own investigations and associations. Find out how Darwin's theory of evolution became intimately entangled with the story of the orchid as well as the part they have played in our culture.

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