Starting the Revolution from my Easel

Date:
Venue:
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: events@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211
Image © Jess Shepherd
Image © Jess Shepherd

LUNCHTIME LECTURE 12:30–13:00 Wednesday 7 June 2017

Plant blindness, the inability to recognise the importance of plants, is a considerable problem. We can assume that without sufficient recognition it is unlikely that policies in plant conservation will be supported at a time when we need them the most. In this talk, Jess Shepherd FLS will look at how contemporary botanical art can work as a visual language that can bring greater awareness of the botanical world to everyone. Jess is a botanist and artist specifically trained in plant taxonomy. She has experience in curating historical and contemporary natural history collections from her work at Plymouth City Museum, the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is not necessary. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tea and coffee will be served in the Library following the event.