AIVC Event – Henley Cafe Sci : “The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership”

You are invited to join Basingstoke IVC Science enthusiasts at a talk on “THE MILLENIUM SEED BANK PARTNERSHIP” to be delivered by Dr Kate Hardwick, RBG Kew.

Sadly, after nearly 85 meetings, it is very disappointing, if quite understandable, that Henley Cafe Sci have to suspend operations due to the uncompromising coronavirus.

They will resume their live cafes as soon as possible. The speakers previously booked all hope to appear at some time in the future. In the mean time, Henley Cafe Sci are experimenting with online cafes:

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership – the world’s biggest plant conservation project!

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is an international network of 160 seed banking partners. Located near Haywards Heath in West Sussex and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Millennium Seed Bank itself holds over 2 billion seeds, representing over 40,000 native plant species from 190 countries. This talk will ask the question: Is seed banking the answer to our current extinction crisis?

Dr Kate Hardwick, RBG Kew


BSc (Hons) Horticulture, University of Bath.


PhD Tropical Forest Ecology (University of Wales)


Development Officer, Dhammanaat Foundation for Conservation and Rural Development, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Scientific Assistant to the Director: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Assistant to the Head of Science Operations: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Millennium Seed Bank Restoration Ecology Coordinator: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Conservation Partnership Coordinator (Asia): Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Please register to attend at Cafe Sci Henley ([email protected]) and we will send meeting details just before the event. If you would like to have a test log-in before the meeting, please mention this when you register.

Just to make sure it is understood the Online Process is

1. We announce meeting
2 . You respond with a registration to [email protected]
3. We send details a few days before
4. If you are not coming please advise
5. You log into event


November 11


07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Click to Register:

Manchester IVC