Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mary Gillham at the Botanic Gardens

Dr Mary Gillham receiving due recognition for her lifetimes work in the field of botany on International Women's Day at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales from the Director, Dr Rosie Plummer.

Featured alone

And with Mike Dean, Secretary of the CNS who joined her for the event along with Chris Franks our president

Mary has of course a long pedigree of Welsh Studies with a First Class Honours Degree in Agriculture in the then University College of Wales, Aberystwyth 1949. PhD from Bangor on the effects of seabirds on the vegetation of islands based on research carried out on the islands off the Pembroke coast

She then went off lecturing in such places as Exeter and Australia before returning to the then University College, Cardiff: Department of Extra Mural Studies

She was among 12 other Welsh Women Botanists to be similarly recognised.

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