Group webinar with my cohort (Cromarty)

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Ferns. Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey. June 2019. By Gem Toes-Crichton. © 

Tonight Mick, Alison, MJ (and Danny tried to join from the train with bad signal!) and I gathered and discussed our final major projects and related progress. Some of us are focussing on exhibitions, others on books, others workshops.

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Final Major Project: more notes and ideas…

I’ve been making notes in a number of different places, and wanted to collect them all together ready to finalise my FMP Pecha Kucha presentation with Wendy McMurdo on Wednesday.

Recently I met with Prof Stephen Harris, Druce Curator (Herbaria) and Associate Professor in Plant Sciences, and he has agreed to support a project relating to the plant collections in the department where I work. We discussed the need for me to think of specific questions/areas of interest to allow him to help unearth these from the collections for me. (Could perhaps look at one plant, or just female botanists for example.)

It’s clear that I need to narrow the ideas outlined below, and find a clear focus for my project. Here are some of my ideas for moving the project forward:

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