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The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Prof. Jeff Ollerton filming for BBC2 'Plant Odyssey' series

Making a rose perfume
Prof. Jeff Ollerton has been in Chester filming for one episode of a four-part BBC2 series provisionally called “Plant Odyssey”, fronted by Gardeners' World presenter (and Honorary Fellow of the University) Carol Klein. The series is being produced by Oxford Scientific Films and will be broadcast in the spring. In the scene shown in the photograph Carol and Jeff were making a rose perfume based on an ancient Roman recipe in Pliny’s writings.