Future Events

TALKS PLANNED FOR 2018: 20 JANUARY 2018: Rod & Rachel Saunders will be speaking on Gladioli. In South Africa there are about 165 species of Gladiolus.  A number of them grow in the summer rainfall regions of South Africa, and a number of them flower in mid summer.  Rod and Rachel have visited the Drakensberg 4 years running to try to find several species that flower in December in the mountains. As of today, they have found and photographed 164 of the South African species, and only have one left to find - Gladiolus uitenhagensis which comes from…

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TALKS PLANNED FOR 2017: OCTOBER 2017 TALK The October talk will be by John S Compton and is entitled: Human Origins, How diet, climate and landscape shaped us.  John was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry/Earth Sciences from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) in 1981 and his PhD in Earth Sciences from Harvard University in 1986. He taught at the School of Marine Science, University of South Florida, for 10 years before moving to the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Cape…

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TALKS PLANNED FOR 2017 Saturday 16th September. David Davidson will again fascinate us with his account of the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show where the S.A. Stand again won gold and also the Royal Horticultural Society's award. In the Nivenia Hall at 18:00 Looking ahead: In November Dr Roger Parsons will talk on the water crisis facing Cape Town.  Roger, from Pringle Bay, is a hydrogeologist. WALKS PLANNED FOR 2017 Saturday 16th September: Meet in the car park of Harold Porter Gardens at 9am. For further details please contact Tim Attwell 082 343 2501 Barbara Jenman: …

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TALKS PLANNED FOR 2017 Saturday 19th August. Peter Slingsby, once the publisher of our newsletter and author of several books, will speak on Ants, the subject of his most recent publication. In the Nivenia Hall, HPBG at 18:00 Saturday 16th September. David Davidson will again fascinate us with his account of the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show where the S.A. Stand again won gold and also the Royal Horticultural Society's award. In the Nivenia Hall at 18:00 Looking ahead: In November Dr Roger Parsons will talk on the water crisis facing Cape Town.  Roger, from Pringle…