Roy Vickery Talk About Plants and Botany


The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)

South London Botanical Institute
Hover fly and corn-cockle – Agrostemma-githago.

Roy will talk about The Institute founded by Allan Octavian Hume, who was also a founder of the Indian National Congress, in 1910. The SLBI, based in Tulse Hill, maintains a small botanical garden, a herbarium and library, and promotes a wide range of plant-related activities.

About the Speaker

Roy Vickery worked for over 40 years in the Botany Department of the Natural History Museum, and remains a Scientific Associate at the Museum. He is currently president of the South London Botanical Institute, having served as a trustee for many years, including 10 as chairman. His present work focuses on the folklore and uses of plants in Britain and Ireland.

When and Where

Monday 21 May. Our meetings are held at Omnibus.

Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW

The bar at Omnibus is open from 7 pm, and meetings will commence at 8 pm.
Our guest will normally speak for about 45 minutes, followed by around 15 minutes for questions and discussion, and the bar will remain open after meetings.

Meetings are free and open to non-members, so please come along and introduce a friend!

Photo: Courtesy of South London Botanical Institute.