Evening Talk: Andrea Wulf - Founding gardeners (Thursday 24th January 2013)
This beautifully illustrated talk looks at the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitude to plants, gardens, nature and agriculture shaped the American nation. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarded themselves foremost as farmers and plantsmen, and for them gardening, agriculture and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. In a unique retelling of the creation of America, award-winning historian Andrea Wulf will show how plants, politics and personalities intertwined as never before.
Lectures take place at 8.00pm at the Said Business School in Oxford (adjacent to the railway station). Tickets cost £12 per lecture or £54 for the whole series (ticket price includes a glass of wine).