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The Life of Plants: Tim Parrott

"Plants may seem dull in comparison with the charismatic mammals which race across our TV screens, but they have been evolving for just the same amount of time and have played a far more dramatic role in shaping our world than you might imagine. Unlike any animal that has ever lived, plants have the power to manufacture their own food. In addition, they show how intelligence is not required to get the better of their animal neighbours. "

Tutor: Tim Parrott

"Tim Parrott, who took his degree at Cambridge, has been teaching short courses in popular science to adults for many years. He is especially keen to engage those with little or no prior knowledge. "