Project : Travelling plants

Timeline : February – December 2021

Travelling Plants invites volunteers from the U3A to take part in a collaborative project to transcribe, research and encode the first of Kew Gardens’ Register Books (1793-1809), funded by The National Archives. Volunteers will work with staff from Kew Gardens and the University of Roehampton to create a digital edition of a key source for the history of botany in Britain. Welcomed are volunteers with interests in botany, gardening, history, exploration, computer coding and/or editing: no particular expertise is requited – just a desire and willingness to learn and contribute.
Training will be provided in all aspects of the project via online seminars and tutorials beginning in February 2021. Support will be provided throughout the project period, which concludes in December 2021, with a launch of the digital edition at Kew Gardens.
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