Highlights from the Science symposium at the British Orchid Show and Congress

We are delighted that Roberta Gargiulo will be speaking at the Science Symposium on Saturday 3rd November on ‘The lady’s slipper orchid, Cypripedium calceolus: genetic diversity over space and time.’

At Writhlington we have had the pleasure on working with Roberta at Kew for several years where she has hosted groups of A level students and and given an inspirational introduction to her work in conservation genetics. Students have then applied her techniques in their own experiments, gone on to do well at A levels, and start their own careers in science.

The audience will be in for a treat.

Cypripedium calceolus

The Congress runs from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November and features orchid displays and sales from across Europe as well as a separate public lecture programme, a hardy orchid day on Sunday 4th November, tours of the Writhlington School Orchid Project facilities, refreshments and other activities.

Registrants for the Science and Conservation Symposium will have free entry to the British Orchid Congress and Show throughout Saturday 3rd November.

Registration for the Science and Conservation Symposium costs £10, Registration for the full three day congress (including the symposium and many other events) costs £35 single and £55 joint. Further details and an online registration forms can be found at www.wsbeorchids.org/bos2018

 Science and conservation symposium details


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