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Merlin Sheldrake – Entangled Lives: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures

Wednesday 1 February 2023 at 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Merlin Sheldrake examining a large and unusual fungus
LECTURE VENUE
We’re thrilled to be hosting Merlin Sheldrake with this lunchtime talk. Thinking about fungi makes the world look different. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and help remediate environmental disaster. In this talk, Merlin will discuss the ways these extraordinary organisms – and our relationships with them – change our understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways that we think, feel, and behave.
Merlin is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and winner of the Royal Society Book Prize and the Wainwright Prize. Merlin is a research associate of the Vrije University Amsterdam, and works with the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks and the Fungi Foundation. A keen brewer and fermenter, he is fascinated by the relationships that arise between humans and more-than-human organisms.

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You will need to register your details. You will only be charged once you have confirmed your booking.

Enrolment will close 2 days before the start of the course. We only accept online bookings.

Contact us

If you have any questions contact us at botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk or call 0117 42 82041

 

Details

Date:
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Time:
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Venue

Biomedical Sciences Building, E29
Tankards Close, University Walk,
Bristol , BS8 1TD United Kingdom
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