When: Thu., April 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2016
Henry Noltie, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, presents "John Hope: Botanist of the Scottish Enlightenment." In the 18th century, the Edinburgh Medical School drew students from Russia and India in the east, and from the American colonies (including the Caribbean) in the west. One such student was Charles Drayton, who made the transatlantic trip to study botany and materia medica in 1767 under the famed Professor John Hope. Dr. Noltie will share fascinating details about Hope, Drayton and other prominent American students, and a exciting new project involving the rebuilding of a house that Hope built for his head gardener.