Celebrating 50 years of Botany
This sold out event in the Meadow Suite on our Whiteknights campus on Saturday 27 July 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of masters' botany teaching at the University of Reading and over 100 years of Reading botany more broadly.
Around 150 alumni and staff attended this special event, along with guests of honour Vernon Heywood and Peter Crane. Everyone enjoyed amongst other things a BBQ, drinks, speeches, networking, tours of the Herbarium and Harris Gardens and fun events such as a specially curated botany spot test to bring back happy memories!
We celebrated this milestone amongst a year of events under the umbrella title of Reading Botany 2019. More information about those celebrations can be found here.