James Sutherland (c.1639-1719): Botanist, Antiquary & Numismatist

When & Where

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Lecture Theatre, Science Buildings, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Event Details

Joint lecture organised by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

James Sutherland (c 1639-1719): Botanist, Antiquary & Numismatist
Lecture given by Robert Betteridge (NLS), Nick Holmes (NMS) and Lorna Mitchell (RBGE)

Date and time: April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, followed by short reception.
Venue: Lecture theatre, Science Buidings, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR.

Lecture Summary:
Following his appointment as “Intendant” of the Physic Garden by the founders Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour James Sutherland went on to obtain a Regius Professorship of Botany and appointment to the position of King’s Botanist. In this talk we will learn more about the man behind the Garden that was to become the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and explore his catalogue, the Hortus Medicus Edinburgensis (1683) of the plants growing in that Garden.

Tickets are free, but booking required in advance. For more information and to book a ticket visit: www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/talk-james-sutherland-botanist-antiquary-and-nu...


Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh


Free, but booking in advance required

Event Location

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Lecture Theatre, Science Buildings
20a Inverleith Row


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