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Secret Life of Plants : Tim Parrott

"There’s a tendency to see plants as providing the background for the real stars of the show, the charismatic mammals. After all, Plants have no apparent senses, can’t move and don’t really do anything. In fact, that last sentence is entirely incorrect, and much of what they’re capable of is truly amazing. There are an estimated 7 million animal species alive today; there are not even half a million plant species. The plants alive today are the crème de la crème."

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. "