There will be a varied programme of talks and an opportunity to see Joseph Hooker collections behind the scenes at Kew. Leading scholars and researchers will consider Joseph Hooker's place in the history of science as well as his continuing influence on current botanical research in related fields.
Registration from 9.30am, conference begins at 10.15am.
Jim Endersby - Reader In The History of Science at the University of Sussex
Nina Schuback - A biological oceanographer from Curtin University, Western Australia
Cam Sharp Jones - Project Officer on the Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence Project
Mark Carine - Principal Curator in Charge of the Algae, Fungi and Plants Division at the Natural History Museum, London
Seamus O'Brian - Manager of the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurrag
Sailesh Pradhan - A plantsman and Rhododendron expert from Sikkim, India
Lucy Smith - Botanical Illustrator at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Peter Ashton - Bullard Professor of Forestry Emeritus at Harvard University
Colin Clubbe - Head of Conservation Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Lulu Rico - Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
There will be lunchtime tours, including behind the scenes in the archive, the Herbarium and highlights of material on Joseph Hooker.
Delegates are invited to an evening event at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art (from 6pm) for a chance to see Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place, an exhibition showcasing Joseph Hooker's work through Kew's unique historic collections.
The evening view of the exhibition is included in the event price (but please make sure you select the ticket that includes this option when booking your ticket).
This event will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of science, particularly botany, botanical illustration, exploration and empire. It will also present an attractive programme for those interested in the history of Kew Gardens as well as scientific work being carried out today at Kew and beyond.
Further details and booking information can be found on the Eventbrite listing.