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300 years and a million dead plants: University Herbarium virtual tour

1:00pm-2:00pm on Friday 26 March

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Join the Curator of the University Herbarium, Dr Lauren Gardiner, on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of one of Cambridge’s least known collections, a botany treasure trove of over a million preserved plant specimens collected from all over the world over more than 300 years.

A repository of biodiversity data, the Herbarium is one of the largest and most historically and scientifically important herbaria in the country and is of international significance.

Join Lauren as she works to make the collection more accessible for researchers and the public and see some of the highlights from the collection – including Darwin specimens, unpublished 19th century botanical artwork, and material from the early 18th century.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Cost: Free
Theme: Society, Environment, Explore
Accessibility: Closed Captions
Image copyright: Fu Xiang Quah

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