Matthew Jebb’s talk: In search of the Gardens of Eden through travelling for plants.
Matthew speaks at Immrama 2023 on understanding that the lives of plants all hangs on the same need to travel to see them in their native haunts, much as in the days of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace.
Matthew is a botanist and the director of the National Botanic Gardens. He studied as a taxonomist (biologist that groups organisms into categories) at Oxford University. He later lived in Papa New Guinea where he was involved in many collecting expeditions and the naming of numerous species.
Details of this year’s festival programme can be found elsewhere on this website.