Event 23

Carlos Magdalena and Andrea Wulf in conversation with Rosie Boycott

The Importance of Nature

Virtual venue: Auditorio del Colegio de Arquitectos

Two naturalists from different fields come together with the journalist Rosie Boycott to discuss something that is very precious to us: our environment. Carlos Magdalena, the Spanish botanist and star conservationist at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, the world’s most important, is known for his tireless labour recovering and conserving plant species on the edge of extinction, and has recently published The Plant Messiah. The British historian Andrea Wulf presents her work The Invention of Nature, in which she follows the footsteps of the great polymath Alexander von Humboldt and tells how he inspired figures as diverse as Simón Bolívar and Charles Darwin.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of Acción Cultural Española, Wom@rts and the Instituto Cultural Peruano Español

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available
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