Sat, 22 Apr|
EARTH DAY LECTURE: Fungal Diversity – from Scotland to the United States
We're heading north for a special collab with the Botanical Society of Scotland and Edinburgh & Lothians Fungus Enthusiasts
Time & Location
22 Apr, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK
About the event
To celebrate Earth Day 2023, you are invited to a guest lecture by two leading mycologists, Britt Bunyard PhD and Prof Roy Watling MBE, exploring the world of fungi from Scotland to the United States.
Based in Illinois, USA, Britt Bunyard PhD, is editor of FUNGI Magazine, the largest mycology publication in North America, and author of several books, including Amanitas of North America (Fungi Press, 2000) and The Lives of Fungi (Princeton, 2022), as well as Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. This will be Britt’s first ever speaking engagement in the UK and will take place alongside Prof Roy Watling MBE, one of Scotland’s most experienced mycologists and an Honorary Mycology Associate at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where he was formerly Head of Mycology. Roy was awarded an MBE for services to mycology – the study of fungi – in 1997.
The talks and Q&A will last for approximately two hours, followed by a book signing of The Lives of Fungi. All are welcome, including existing fungi enthusiasts and those looking to explore the topic for the first time. This event is a collaboration between the Botanical Society of Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothians Fungus Enthusiasts, and the London Fungus Network.
Getting there This unique event will take place in the Lecture Theatre at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. To access the lecture please enter via the reception at the Science Buildings main reception, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR. Note this is NOT the public entrance to the gardens.