Botanical University Challenge 16 & 23 February, online

| Helen Dignum

Botanical University Challenge 2022 – the future of botany is here!

About this event

Come online and watch University teams competing to answer questions about the fascinating worlds of botany and plant science in this popular contest invented by Dr John Warren and Dr Jonathan Mitchley which has been running since 2016.

The contest is sponsored by the New Phytologist Foundation and takes place on February 16th and 23rd 2022 from 2-5pm and both events are free so register on Eventbrite to come online and watch the live stream.

February 16th 2-6 pm teams from ca. twenty different institutions compete in an elimination pub-quiz style event chaired by Honor Prentice (Lund University, Sweden) & Chris Thorogood (Oxford Botanical Garden and Arboretum).

February 23rd 2-6 pm – Eight top-scoring teams from the previous week will go through to this session and will compete in pairs in the dramatic quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds and chaired by Sandy Knapp (NHM London), Lena Struwe (Chrysler Herbarium, Rutgers University) and Raj Whitlock (Liverpool University).

Get the dates – 16th and 23rd February – in your diaries and join us for the live stream of this fun, educational event celebrating plants – our green heroes !

Book your free Eventbrite ticket to the live Zoom event: :

“Was just super fun to be part of a plant-centric quiz!”

“Really enjoyed all aspects of questions, was FANTASTIC being in company of such talented botanists and to be reassured the subject area is as vibrant as ever.”

“Watching the live-stream and sharing it with friends and family so we could answer questions together.”

“Developing my botanical knowledge, exciting to be part of the quiz, love the t-shirt!”


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