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Sorted! By Science and Art

Tuesday 25 September 2018
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Day one of the three-day Sorted! Festival at the Botanic Garden celebrating the opening of the Rising Path.

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The Sorted! by Science and Art theme for the day is inspired by the Council for Education: Department for Science and Art which commissioned the Garden’s Director, John Stevens Henslow, to draw and produce a ground-breaking set of botanical teaching diagrams in 1858.  When did art and science go their separate ways? Perhaps we’ll find out!
Sorted! takes place in the beautiful and very comfortable Auditorium of the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, which is located behind-the-scenes at the Botanic Garden.  Your ticket price includes admission to the Garden (opens at 10am), all the talks, morning refreshments and sandwich lunch from the Garden Café, and optional tours at the end of the day.
Morning I
The Order Beds: Science, Art, or Battleground?
Dr Sam Brockington, Curator, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Weird Plants
Dr Chris Thorogood, University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Morning II
Curating flowers: The Fitzwilliam Museum's collection of botanical art
Henrietta Ward, Assistant Keeper of Paintings, Drawings & Prints
Worth a thousand words: botanical art, identification & documentation
Charlotte Brooks, Keeper of Art, Royal Horticultural Society
Professor Henslow’s art of teaching botany
Dr Lauren Gardiner, Curator, Cambridge University Herbarium
Edward Lear's Garden: Nonsense Botany, Science, and the Nature of Order
Dr Sara Lodge, University of St Andrews
Optional late afternoon tours
Head of Horticulture’s picks
The Systematics Beds
Research facilities
For full details of the day's programme and speaker biographies, visit the Garden's website at
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10:15 - 15:15