Clarence Bicknell and The Bristol Botanists
Graham Avery, University of Oxford Wednesday 22 November, 7.30 pm
At the meeting of the Bristol Naturalists Society at the Westbury on Trym Methodist Church, Westbury Hill, near Bristol BS9 3AA. A mile from Junction 17 of the M5.
Graham Avery, Vice-President of the Clarence Bicknell Association (http://www.clarencebicknell.com/ ), will explain the links between this remarkable man and the Bristol botanists, and show the short film The Marvels of Clarence Bicknell. Among the botanists whom Clarence Bicknell welcomed at his summer home in the Maritime Alps in Italy were three members of Bristol Naturalists’ Society: Harold Stuart Thompson in 1907, and James Walter White & Cedric Bucknall in 1911. Clarence Bicknell was not only a botanist but a pioneer in the exploration of the prehistoric rock engravings of the Alps. He was also an artist, Esperantist, philanthropist, and founder of the Museo Bicknell in Bordighera.
Admission free. Marcus Bicknell hopes to be there
You can read Graham's paper about the Bristol Botanists and Clarence Bicknell at http://www.clarencebicknell.com/images/downloads_news/bristol_botanists_at_casa_fontanalba.pdf
A plate from H.S.Thompson's Flowering Plants of the Riviera is shown right