Even fruit trees have fingerprints - Dr Matthew Ordidge - Lecture

15 November 2018, 7.30 PM - 15 November 2018, 9.00 PM

Dr Matthew Ordidge, Scientific Curator,National Fruit Collection (Brogdale)

The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL.

Matthew Ordidge is the scientific curator of the National Fruit Collections at Brogdale. As part of the work by the University of Reading with these collections, genetic fingerprinting is used to compare between accessions and repropagated collections. Genetic marker work can also be used to try and gain an insight into some of the genetic traits held within varieties, and to begin to compare with collections around the world. Matthew was originally scheduled to give us a lecture in March 2018 but unfortunately he was held up when the motorway was closed and did not make it to Bristol.


This lecture is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.

This lecture will be held at the Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL.

All lectures start at 7.30pm (except in March) and are free to Friends on production with their membership card.

Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).

Attendees can use any University car park: the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns (no booking is necessary).

Please note that after recent changes there is now a charge of £3 for parking after 6pm on Tyndall Avenue.

Disabled access: The University will make every effort to provide disabled access where possible.  Disabled parking is available and wheelchair access is by the ramp at the side of the main steps.  If you require support due to a disability please email: sally@meadows517.orangehome.co.uk

Hearing loop: A number of members have hearing problems and it has been confirmed that a hearing loop is fitted in the Frank Theatre which should automatically work when the microphone is used which we always request our speakers to do.  Individual hearing aids may need to be adjusted to a T setting.

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