10 May 2021
In this talk, Isobel Williams will discuss the life and career of Sir Clements Markham, former President of the Society.
Joining the Navy at 14, Markam served in the Pacific before embarking on an Arctic expedition in search of Franklin. He subsequently left the Navy and organised the removal of cinchona trees from Peru to India to produce quinine. In the late 19th century he organised the National Antarctic expedition which took Scott and Shackleton to the frozen continent.
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Featured image: M.A. Burnett 1842, Wellcome Collection.
[Online] Isobel will discuss the life and career of Sir Clements Markham, former President of the Society.
10 May 2021
[Online] Jonathan takes us on a botanical adventure, in which science, geography, history and folklore are intertwined and brought to life through surprising stories of plants and their curious relationships with humans.
24 May 2021
[Online] Our AGM is an opportunity to learn about the Society’s achievements over the past year and goals for the future, as well as to elect new Council members.
7 June 2021
[Online] An insight into the research and activities of the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust, focusing on the unique habitat and wildlife of the estuary.
9 June 2021
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