University of Oxford Botanic garden tour
Founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in Britain. It has inspired famous Oxford authors including Lewis Carroll, J.R.R.Tolkien, Evelyn Waugh and Philip Pullman. Set in a beautiful riverside location, it now houses a diverse range of plants, and in July will have spectactular floral displays. Of particular interest to our conference, it is also home to a modern medicinal plant collection organised by disease area. The tour of the garden will be given by Dr Stephen Harris, who is Acting Director of the garden, Druce Curator of the Oxford University Herbaria and University Research Lecturer, and will be a general tour but with a particular focus on medicinal plants.
The walking route to the garden from the conference venue will also take in some major sights of Oxford including the Bodleian library, Radcliffe Camera and Bridge of Sighs.
We will leave the foyer of the conference venue - Andrew Wiles building - at 5.15pm promptly to walk to the garden, and will aim to be back in the vicinity of the accommodation for about 6.45pm. The tour is free for conference delegates, but numbers are limited so please book a place in advance by signing up on the link which will be issued to registered delegates.