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Roots to Seeds Exhibition at Weston Library
18 May 2021 to 24 October 2021
About Roots to Seeds Exhibition at Weston Library
Plants are essential to all aspects of our lives. They are central to solving the global strategic issues we face, such as food security, environmental change and species conservation.
Marking the anniversary of the foundation of the Oxford Botanic Garden in 1621, this exhibition reflects on four centuries of botanical research and teaching at the University of Oxford.
The exhibition charts the story of Oxford botany as an ever-changing organism, from its early roots as a physic garden in the seventeenth century to the collaborative research of today.
The last 400 years have shown that Plant Sciences at Oxford succeeds by focusing on quality research and equipping subsequent generations with the tools necessary to frame and answer new questions about the biology of plants.
Professor Stephen Harris, Druce Curator (Herbaria), Associate Professor in Plant Sciences
Professor Simon Hiscock, Director, Oxford Botanic Garden & Harcourt Arboretum
Dr Chris Thorogood, Deputy Director and Head of Science, Oxford Botanic Garden & Harcourt Arboretum
The Roots to Seeds Exhibition at Weston Library is part of Oxford Botany 400 - a celebration and count-down to 400 years of botanical research and teaching by the University of Oxford on 25 July 2021.
Admission is free. You don't need to book tickets to see the exhibition.
Exhibitions are open on Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.30pm, and on Sunday from 11.00am to 4.30pm.
Roots to Seeds: 400 Years of Oxford Botany
This book profiles the botanists and collections that have helped transform our understanding of the biology of plants over the past four centuries of botanical research and teaching by Oxford University.