Tutor/Facilitator Tim Entwisle
Date: on/from Sat 13 May 2023 to Sat 13 May 2023
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:30
To watch the seminar click here on the day at 2:20pm for a 2:30 start.
Presenter: Professor Tim Entwisle
Facilitator: Kerrie Cross
Professor Tim Entwisle will talk about his life as a botanist and in botanic gardens, based on his 2022 memoir Evergreen: The Botanical Life of a Plant Punk. Tim believes botanic gardens address the key threats of our time, such as climate change and plant extinction, while simultaneously serving up gorgeous landscapes and offering a balm to the weary human spirit.
After 25 years as a director at some of the world’s finest botanic gardens – in Sydney, London and Melbourne – Tim concludes that botanic gardens are a cure for the world’s ills, and a powerful mix of nature, science and culture. He explains why he prefers nature found kerbside rather than in the wild, and how he comes to have a seaweed named after him.
Tim has been Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria since 2013, following two years in a senior role at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and eight years as Executive Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in Sydney. Tim is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne and an expert in freshwater algae but has a broad interest in plants and public gardens. He is a regular contributor to Australian radio and writes for science, nature and garden magazines. Tim also has a weekly blog: talkingplants.blogspot.com.
Kerrie Cross is a U3APP member, author of a recent publication Les, a biography of Les Williams, and a gardener at St Vincent Gardens in Albert Park, among other pursuits.
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This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.
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