Tim Entwisle public lecture now online

Professor Tim Entwisle, the new Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens, presented the first Dean's Public Lecture for 2013.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew dates back to 1759, but the late nineteenth century was the heyday for Kew and botanic gardens generally. Has their day passed? What relevance do botanic gardens have in the twenty-first century when our concerns are climate change, drought and a catastrophic loss of biodiversity?

Botanic Gardens - an obsolete Victorian folly?

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