On Wednesday 9th November 2016, 6.00 – 7.30pm, at Arts Centre Lecture Theatre A30, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD Professor Jonathan Drori, CBE will present the 6th Annual Papplewick Pumping Station Trust Public Lecture, entitled ‘The Secret Life of Trees’.
Wine reception from 5.30pm
Woods have much in common with human communities but many of the extraordinary things trees do require special techniques to be revealed to us. They use sophisticated underground networks to carry signals and provisions. They advertise for sexual partners and enter into pacts with go-betweens. They defend themselves and their communities, sometimes even commandeering mercenaries to ward off attack. They even send food to needy neighbours. A forest is full of chatter and trade, if only we could sense it, and water is literally at the root of it all.
Professor Jonathan Drori, CBE has dedicated his career to media and learning. As the Head of Commissioning for BBC Online, he led the effort to create bbc.co.uk, the online face of the BBC. After almost two decades at the BBC, he is now a director at Changing Media Ltd., a media and education consultancy, and is a visiting professor at University of Bristol, where he studies educational media and misperceptions in science. He continues to executive produce the occasional TV series, including 2004’s award-winning “The DNA Story” and 2009’s “Great Sperm Race.” He is on the boards of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Woodland Trust.
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