YOUR STARTER FOR TEN:
Well, here’s the answer: Dr M and colleagues John Warren (Aberystwyth) and Paul Ashton (Edge Hill) have masterminded a brand new botanical concept for 2016: Botanical University Challenge! A botanical version of the ever popular BBC formula which will be hosted by James Wong at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on Thursday 10th March 2016.
FINGERS ON BUZZERS!
The idea is to have a lot of botanical fun while simultaneously promoting the beauty, fascination and importance of plants and botany to people and society at large.
There will be a series of competitive rounds which will include:
- Food, poison or drug?
- What’s in a Latin name?
- Where in the world – do I grow?
- Native vs alien?
- Record breakers (biggest, baddest, ugliest etc!).
YOUR BONUS FOR FIVE:
The idea is to attract student teams and to help raise the profile of botany and plant science within universities.
So, if you are part of an institution that teaches botany or plant science at BSc and / or MSc levels please join us, the more the merrier!
Teams will be comprised of any of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students.
Get in touch by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s our promotional poster feel free to print off and circulate to all your botanical friends and relations!
We need an audience too, so be sure to put this botanical date in you diary!