Saturday 22 February 2020

Is Pinus sylvestris native in Shropshire?  A talk by Dael Sassoon.

It seems to be the season for interesting talks.  Dael Sassoon will be giving a talk at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th March, St Peter’s Church Hall on Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 5SW. 

He will be speaking about the palaeoecological pollen research he recently did in Shropshire, which gives evidence for Pinus sylvestris as a true native because it has been continuously present in the Marches.

He will then talk about his current research on peatlands in western Amazonia.  The talk is part of the winter series of talks organised by Severn Tree Trust.  All welcome. There is a side road opposite the hall where it’s easy to park.  £5 for the talk plus a hot drink and biscuits at the end!

Dael Sassoon is a PhD student at Manchester University.

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Sunday 9 February 2020

Darwin Festival 2020

There is a talk coming up during the Darwin Festival 2020 which may be of interest:

Patterns in Nature, Genes or Geometry?

Who: A talk by Derek Cooper
When: Saturday 15th February, 3pm
Where: Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, High Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LR

Derek Cooper gained his first degree in Chemistry at Manchester then worked for his Ph.D. in photochemistry followed by post Doc research at Cornell University. He slid into horticulture on his wife Pauline’s coat tails and now follows the habit of a lifetime by asking searching scientific questions.