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Wild About Weeds Walking Tour
Thursday 27 April at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Are you, or could you be, wild about weeds? Join MMB and Bristol Ideas for a walking conversation about weeds, indigeneity and mobility. We’re excited to be joined by Jane Memmott, Professor of Ecology at the School for Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, who will introduce us to what grows in the cracks of Clifton’s pavements and walls. From Mexican fleabane to Himalayan honeysuckle we’ll learn about the ecology, pollinators and histories of weeds. Jane will be in conversation with Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, and together we will all interrogate ideas of native-ness and the alien, and how they connect to migration and invasive species.
Please gather outside the entrance to the RWA on Queen’s Road to start the walk. Head sets will be available so that Jane and Bridget can be heard against background noise.
Booking via the Bristol Ideas website here.
Please note, numbers are limited and there is a small charge for this event.
Jane Memmott is Professor of Ecology at the University of Bristol. Her research interests include pollination ecology, invasion ecology, urban ecology and restoration ecology. She is currently working on a project about pollination of Nepal’s micronutrient-rich crops in a changing climate.
Bridget Anderson is Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship at the University of Bristol and Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol. Her work explores human movement and its related experiences, politics, policies and practices. She is the author of Us and Them: The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control (2013).