The annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture takes place at Kew. Image from

Upcoming events

SAC research seminars
More details about each event can be found on our website. Next week’s events include:

  • Anthropology: Annual Stirling Lecture, Sarah Green, The Summer of ‘No’ in Izmir: Ethnographic Reflections on the Shifting Relative Location in Turkey
  • DICE: Dr Marcus Rowcliffe, New analytical frontiers for camera trapping data with unknown individuals

International Cuisine Evening
18th November, 17:00 – 19:00, Swingland Room
For all SAC staff and students, an opportunity to eat wonderful food and get to know some new friends. Just bring along some food which is traditional for your home country and you get to sample the delights brought along by others.  To book your place please email Shelley,

Is Britain Fairer?
The School of Psychology will host a special event during Equality Week, as part of the Student Success (EDI) Project, and invites you to learn about the Equality and Human Rights’ Commission’s report Is Britain fairer?

Two guest speakers from the Commission’s research team, Dr Hazel Wardrop and Dr Janna Miletzki, will visit the School of Psychology on Thursday 19th of November and disseminate their findings.
‘The Equality and Human Rights Committee has published the most comprehensive assessment of equality and human rights that any country has ever done. Is Britain Fairer? examines the evidence across education, health and care, employment, justice and security, and the individual and society. For this talk, Dr Hazel Wardrop and Dr Janna Miletzki from the report team will reveal the report’s findings on education, and give a taste of other equality and human rights issues covered in this unique landmark publication.’ (EHRC)

The event will take place in KLT4, between 1pm and 3pm. If you would like to attend please register here:

Reviews from recent events

Kent-Kew Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture
events-Caroline_WeckerleThe 16th annual Kent-Kew Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture took place on 20 October, 2015. SAC ethnobotany students and staff travelled to Kew to attend the lecture along with a large and diverse group of colleagues from London and surrounding areas. This year’s lecture was given by Dr Caroline Weckerle of the University of Zurich. Dr. Weckerle spoke about the work she has done on incense plants in the Shuiluo Valley, China. The audience was treated to a visually stimulating presentation on the use of various incenses in the Buddhist rituals of this area. Dr. Weckerle also reflected on the role of smoke as a bridge between the material and spiritual worlds.

As always, the winner of the Ethnobotany Prize (awarded each year to the MSc Ethnobotany student with the best distinction) was also announced at the lecture. This year it was awarded to Margot Neyret who wrote a fascinating dissertation on the use of plants in health care among Maghreb migrant women in France.


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