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Dr Beverley Glover has been appointed Director of the Botanic Garden. Dr Glover will take up the post, and the associated Professorship of Plant Systematics and Evolution to which she has been elected, in July 2013.

Dr Glover, currently Reader in Evolution and Development in the Department of Plant Sciences, said: “The Botanic Garden is a central and much-loved part of both the University and the wider community, and I am very much looking forward to working with the Garden’s highly skilled and dedicated staff to develop further the collections and to ensure they play their full part in botanical research and teaching, both in the University and worldwide.”

Dr Glover read Plant and Environmental Biology at St Andrews University before completing her PhD in the molecular genetics of cellular differentiation in the plant epidermis at the John Innes Centre. She came to Cambridge first as a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’, before progressing from Lecturer to Reader in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Professor Keith Richards, Chair of the Botanic Garden Syndicate, said: “We are delighted that Beverley will be the new Director of the Botanic Garden. She is well-known to everyone in the Garden, having served on the Syndicate for ten years, and has already made many highly valued contributions to its outreach programme and its integration into University teaching.”


20 February 2013