Timothy Walker worked at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden & Harcourt Arboretum in varies capacities, and was finally as Director from 2002 until he retired in 2014. He now lectures in Plant Sciences at Somerville College Oxford. In 2010 he was elected as a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London. He is the author of Plant Conservation: Why it Matters and How it Works (Timber Press, 2013). During his tenure The Oxford Botanic Garden won 4 gold, 2 silver-gilt, and one silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, and in 2009 it was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize. Timothy will talk about the crucial impact plants have on our everyday lives in modern medicine. You will not look at plants—the mainstay of your profession and passion—in the same way.