May 232013

botanicThe University of Oxford Botanic Garden has organised a series of guided science walks through the Botanic Garden this summer.

Richard Cooper will be leading the first walk on 30th May entitled “How Do we Know what Molecules Look Like?”  A rich variety of molecules occur naturally in plants and some have incredible properties: from bitter tastes to anti-cancer activity. This walk will take in plants in the Botanic Garden from which interesting molecules have been discovered and describe how we can use analytical techniques to understand their shape and functions.

These guided walks will take place at 6.30pm at the Botanic Garden and will last approximately an hour followed by a glass of wine or soft drink. Tickets are avaliable from the University web site.