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Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group presents An Evening Lecture

17 March 2016, 6.30pm
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA
for the general public, anyone interested in local history, horticulturists
Image of the Carse of Gowrie taken near Kinnoull Tower, Perthshire

During National Science Week 2016 the Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group are delighted to host an evening lecture with Dr Mike Sutton from Trent Nottingham University, the leading expert and published author on Matthew’s scientific legacy. He is also working with Matthew’s descendants in New Zealand, Germany and the US to gain better recognition for his work. It will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie.

Dr Sutton will discuss Patrick Matthews, Carse of Gowrie landowner, farmer and fruit grower who outlined the natural selection in fruit trees, 30 years before Charles Darwin published his theory

The talk starts at 7.15pm with light refreshments available from 6.30pm.

Booking via Eventbrite is essential as numbers are strictly limited. Password: Matthews 2016

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.