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A Spoonful of Science

27 May 2014 to 4 September 2014, 2pm to 2.30pm

Meet Kew’s friendly experts and discover how plants and fungi keep us healthy.

Meet the experts
Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the festival

Kew Palace

Included with entry to the Gardens
 

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Image of the Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus

Madagascar periwinkle

Meet Kew’s friendly experts and discover how plants and fungi keep us healthy. Listen to tales of expeditions and experiments.

The speakers and talks are:

Tues 24 June
Jason Irvine – Foraging and studies in herbal medicine.

Thurs 26 June
Anna Haigh – Food, beauty and the bulbous plant.

Tues 1 July
Paul Wilkin – Yams – medicines, food and conservation.

Thurs 3 July
David Simpson – The herbarium - What’s in it and why is it important?

Tues 8 July
Paul Wilkin - Yams – medicines, food and conservation.

Thurs 10 July
Mark Nesbitt – How did herbal medicine change through time?

Tues 15 July
Ruth Clark – Understanding the leguminosae family and its economic importance.

Thurs 17 July
Anna Haigh – Food beauty and the bulbous plant.

Tues 22 July
William Baker TBC

Thurs 24 July
Anna Trias Blasi – Know your onions - Food beauty, medicine and the bulbous plant.

Tues 29 July
William Baker TBC

Thurs 31 July
Eve Lucas – Understanding what a herbarium specimen is.

Tues 5 Aug
Anna Trias Blasi Know your onions - Food beauty, medicine and the bulbous plant.

Thurs 7 Aug
Kim Walker - TBC

Tues 12 Aug
Kim Walker - TBC

Thurs 14 Aug
Monique Simmonds – Uses of plants

Tues 19 Aug
Ilia Leitch - TBC

Thurs 21 Aug
Paul Green – Insect behaviour and storing beans using pesticide plants.

Tues 26 Aug
William Millikin – Tales of medicine and poison from the Amazon.

Thurs 28 Aug
Monique Simmonds – Uses of plants.

Tues 2 Sept
Paul Wilkin – Yams - medicines, food and conservation.

Thurs 4 Sept
Paul Wilkin – Yams - medicines, food and conservation