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By Rachel Webster There are many more gastronomically interesting options available at Christmas time, but I’m still always drawn to the reassuringly traditional sage and onion stuffing. Nowadays, in addition to stuffing poultry, sage is often used to flavour other … Continue reading
The Reading University Museums and Collections are running the 52Museums account on Instagram this week. We are theming entries around the alphabet and will be showcasing artefacts from A to Z. The Herbarium is one of those collections and so … Continue reading
Here are seven illustrated pages from Rariorum plantarum historia by Carolus Clusius published in 1601, the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Please colour them in and #Tweet to @RNGherb for #ColourOurCollections.
Saturday sees the second annual Science Slam taking place at South Street Theatre in Reading.
This is part of series of blog posts about my work on a science-themed art commission with UoR’s EM Lab. The artwork was inspired by SEM images of tree fern spores. The first two blog posts in this series are … Continue reading
After a long and exciting summer of sci-art, I’ve been pleased to get back to the Herbarium as a visiting artist, and round off the season with a visit from another lichen-loving artist, Louisa Crispin. I’m also starting work on … Continue reading
One of my drawings based on a Cyclamen from the Herbarium is currently on display and for sale at the UKCPS Exhibition, at the Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick, from now through to the first week in November.
One of the roles of the University of Reading Herbarium (RNG) is to support the activitites of research students, by providing material, which may be sampled under supervision. While Sue Mott (RNG Deputy Curator) was looking for a specimen for … Continue reading
One of the annual opportunities I have as a member of the RHS Science Committee is to visit Chelsea Flower Show. Today was one of the hottest and sunniest Chelsea shows I have enjoyed for several years. There were many … Continue reading