Scottish Botanists: The Connections Between Scotland and India

Date

03 Jun 2024
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Time

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Event Description

A JOINT DISCUSSION WITH THE ASIA SCOTLAND TRUST, ASIA SCOTLAND INSTITUTE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH AND THE BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA.

WITH THANKS TO THE REGIUS KEEPER OF THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH.

A panel will present on the deep and enduring botanical connections between Scotland and India, which span more than two centuries.

Speakers & Topics

    1. Dr Henry Noltie British Botanist
      • will talk on the Indian connections¬†
    2. Dr Mark Watson – Head of Major Floras, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)
      • will highlight some of the prominent personalities involved
    3. Dr Ashiho Mao, Director of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI)
      • will describe current works at the Botanic Gardens of Indian Republic, Noida, New Delhi and the AJC Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah Kolkata

Location

This event will be held in the Lecture Theatre, located within the Science Building, of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Access this building through the Garden’s main reception on Inverleith Row.

Instructions on how to find the building can be found here.

Hourly Schedule

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Arrival
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Welcome: Professor Peter Hollingsworth, Director of Science
5:05 PM - 5:10 PM
Welcome: Bijay Selvaraj, Consul General of India
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Historical connections before 1900: Dr Henry Noltie, RBGE
5:30 PM - 5:40 PM
Post 1900 connections: Dr Mark Watson, RBGE
5:40 PM - 5:50 PM
Perspectives from India: Dr Ashiho Mao, BSI
5:50 PM - 6:10 PM
Q&A
6:10 PM - 6:20 PM
Signing ceremony of BSI-RBGE MoU
6:20 PM - 6:25 PM
Comments: TBC, Scottish Government
6:25 PM - 6:30 PM
Concluding remarks: Roddy Gow, AST/ASI

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