5x15 x Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Botanic Gardens, Past and Future
Sathnam Sanghera is a journalist and best-selling author. His acclaimed books include The Boy with the Topknot and Empireland, which inspired the Channel 4 series Empire State of Mind. His highly anticipated new book, Empireworld, traces the legacies of the British empire around the world.
Andrea Wulf is an award-winning author of several books, including the international bestseller The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World which is published in 27 languages. A New York Times bestseller, it also won fifteen international literary awards, including the Royal Society Science Book Prize, Costa Biography Award and the LA Times Book Prize. Her latest book Magnificent Rebels was published under great acclaim in autumn 2022. Andrea is a member of PEN American Center and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Emma Nicolson, Head of Art, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a dynamic cultural leader and innovator, renowned for her creative thinking and strategic vision in the visual arts. As the Head of Arts at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, she spearheads a transformative arts strategy, integrating nature, science, and environmental concerns. Initiating projects like Climate House and collaborating with institutions like Serpentine Galleries, Emma engages audiences with climate and ecological issues. With a background as the founding director of ATLAS Arts and senior roles at institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Emma has a proven passion for collaborative, audience-building initiatives. She holds a Master of Arts from Edinburgh University and a Bachelor of Design (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art. Emma actively contributes to the arts community through advisory roles and memberships in organizations like CLiC and Creative Carbon Scotland.
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