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Glasgow Seed Library

How Plants Learn

Mon 11 April — Mon 9 May 2022

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A photograph of glass beakers topped with foil, containing small plants, in a laborattory environment.

Plants in the science lab

How do plants respond, learn and adapt to a changing climate?

Enter the world of plant genetics and environmental change, guided by scientist Emily May Armstrong. In a three-part seminar, we will explore how growing and saving seed locally can contribute to the evolution of diverse and resilient plants.

Learn how plant life is impacted by – and can help us resist – climate chaos.


11 April - Stress in the garden: how climate impacts how plants grow

25 April - From environment to genes: how plants remember and adapt

9 May - Adversity and diversity: seed saving, evolution and resilience

The seminar is ideal for anyone curious about vegetal life, evolution and seed saving. Each session will include a talk followed by a group discussion and time for questions. No prior science knowledge necessary. You do not need to attend all sessions, but we recommend booking for the full series to get the most out of the seminar.

About the speaker

Dr. Emily May Armstrong is an award-winning geneticist and science communicator, living with a genetic disease. They are an expert voice in genetics, disability, and public engagement within science and art. Emily has spoken at the Wellcome Collection in London, and won both the Biochemist Journal’s ‘Visual Science Communication’ University of Glasgow-led video competitions. Emily lectures on art/science intersections, genetics for the general public, and has used animation to improve conference accessibility.

This workshop is supported by Climate Fringe through the COP26 Legacy Grant Fund.

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Event Type

Talks & Events


Online via Zoom


6:00pm — 7:00pm


All ages


Free but ticketed


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