Professor David Ingram

Honorary Professor

Research Overview

Synergy between botany, plant/horticultural science & 19th/20th/21st century fine/decorative arts. [With: Bowes Museum; Lakeland Arts; Ruskin Library; Ruskin Foundation, Brantwood Trust, Guild of St George, Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society]

Native plant diseases in natural ecosystems: role, survey and conservation. [With Nigel Paul, Lancaster University and Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh]

Sociology:public policy and the future of Botanic Gardens [with Science Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh]; Citizen science and the conservation of plant diseases in natural ecosystems [with Science Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh and Wyre Forest Study Group].

Food Security [Adv. Brd. Member, 'Food Security' (Springer).]

External Links: Hon Professorial Fellow, Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh; Hon Fellow, Royal Bot. Gdn., Edinburgh, St Catharine's & Downing Colleges, Cambridge, Worcester College, Oxford, Myerscough College, Preston; Royal Scottish Geographical Soc., Royal Coll. Physicians, Edin., Fellow, Royal Soc. Edinburgh, Royal Soc. of Biology, Chartered Inst. Hort.; Hon. Member, Brit. Soc. for Plant Pathology; Companion, Guild of St George.

NB. For recent research papers, books, lectures etc, see following webpage: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh, Honorary/Visiting Staff, David S. Ingram

Botanic Gardens and Public Policy
01/01/2020 → 31/12/2020
Research

Plant Pathogens and Conservation in Natural and Semi-Natural Ecosystems
01/01/2018 → 31/12/2020
Other

John Ruskin's Flora of Chamouni, 1844
06/01/2017 → 31/12/2020
Other

Seminar: Botanic Gardens: "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?"
Invited talk

Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust, Conference: In celebration of the rose - its evolving role in garden design, art and floristry'
Participation in conference

Victoria Crowe: Portraits and Plant Memory in the Wider Landscape
Invited talk

Discussion Moderator & Chair, Conference: Rejuvenating the Theatrum Botanicum: Researching Plants and Re-inventing the Botanic Garden, held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Participation in conference

Discussion Moderator, Public Conference: Whistler, Nature and Science at The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, part of the Cambridge Science Festival,
Participation in conference

Lecture, John Ruskin's Botanical Books, York Bibliographical Society.
Invited talk

Invited Seminar: Botanic Gardens: "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?"
Invited talk

Wyre Forest National Opinion Leaders' Workshop, Wyre Forest
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Chair, Guild of St George Wyre Forest Diversity Sustainable Management Advisory Committee: Wyre Forest Diversity Sustainable Management Advisory Committee24/07/18 → 25/07/18Bewdley, United Kingdom (Event)
Membership of committee

Spinning the Colours of Lakeland
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Annie Garnett: Her Garden and Fabric Designs. At The Ruskin Museum, Coniston, Cumbria
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Diversity and Sustainability: the Guild’s recently purchased botanical books annotated by Ruskin, and their land holdings at St George’s Field, Sheepscombe (Gloucestershire) and Ruskin Land, the Wyre Forest (Worcestershire).
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Chair, Guild of St George Wyre Forest Diversity Sustainable Management Advisory Committee (Event)
Membership of committee

Inspired by Ruskin: Annie Garnett’s Spinnery, Textiles and Garden
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Spinning the Colours of Lakeland: Annie Garnett’s Spinnery, Textiles and Garden
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

All Silk and Flame: John Ruskin and Wild Flora.
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

John Ruskin and Flora
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Spinning the Colours of Lakeland
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Spinning the Colours of Lakeland - Annie Garnett's Spinnery, Textiles and Garden (Walking Tour/Lecture)
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Annie Garnett and The Spinnery at Bowness
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The Gardens at Brantwood - evolution of John Ruskin's Lakeland paradise
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

John Ruskin's Botanical Books: new discoveries and work in progress.
Invited talk

The Flower Paintings of Henri Fantin-Latour
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Rosy Wealth of June - the flower paintings of Henri Fantin-Latour
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Walking Tour: The Flora of Blackwell
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

10th Anniversary Lecture of the institute for Analytical Plant Illustration, to be delivered on 15th November 2014: John Ruskin and Wild Flora - the Lancaster Drawings and Brantwood Gardens
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Ruskin's Flora
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The Gardens at Brantwood - evolution of John Ruskin's Lakeland paradise
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

John Ruskin and Wild Flora
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Walking Tour: The Flora of Blackwell
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Walking Tours: The Flora of Blackwell
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

All Silk and Flame - John Ruskin and Wild Flora
Invited talk

Piero di Cosimo and the Natural World, a lecture by David Ingram and Howard Coutts in March 2014
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

John Ruskin and Wild Flora - the Lancaster Drawings and Brantwood Gardens
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Walking Tour :The Flora of Blackwell
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Wildflower Meadows
Participation in conference

Genomes and Societies
Participation in conference

John Ruskin and Wild Flora: The Lancaster Drawings and Brantwood Gardens
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Two talks: A Meadow for All Seasons; and John Ruskin and Wild Flora
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The Call of the Wild: Wild Flowers in Gardens and Art, The Broadway Connection
Participation in conference

Gardens in Science and Art
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

All silk and Flame: John Ruskin and Wild Flora
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

OECD/ESRC Genomics Network Global Forum on Biotechnology
Participation in conference

Ruskin's Flora
Participation in conference

Gardens in science and Art
Participation in conference

Fantin-Latour: Flower Painter Extraordinaire
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Through a Botanists Eyes: The Flower Paintings of Henri Fantin-Latour
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Art Nouveau: the Garden Invades the Art, a lecture by David Ingram and Howard Coutts
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

A series of Walking Tours entitled The Flora of Blackwell in 2011 (3), 2012 (1), 2013 (1) and 2014 (1)
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Two Walking Tours of the Exhibition Ruskin's Flora: The Botanical Drawings of John Ruskin
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Springer (Publisher)
Editorial activity

Food Security (Journal)
Editorial activity

Plant Memory, a lecture by David Ingram and Victoria Crowe
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar