Professor Sir Ghillean Prance visited the University of Warwick on 17 October 2012. In this video he delivers his lecture, 'Towards Global Sustainability: a Faith Perspective'.
Ghillean Tolmie Prance was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1988 to 1999. Currently he is Scientific Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall and Visiting Professor at Reading University (1988-). He runs a conservation and research project for the Eden Project in the Yaboti Biosphere Reserve in Misiones, Argentina. In 2000-2002 he was McBryde Professor at the US National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and is now a McBryde Senior Research fellow there. Born in Suffolk on 13th July 1937, he was educated at Malvern College Worcestershire and Keble College Oxford where he obtained a BA in Botany (1960) and a DPhil in 1963 for his “Taxonomic Study of Chrysobalanaceae”. He began his career with The New York Botanical Garden in 1963 as a research assistant, subsequently becoming BA Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany, Director and then Vice-President of Research and finally Senior Vice President for Science in 1981. He also set up the Garden’s Institute of Economic Botany of which he was the first Director from 1981-1988.
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