Professor David Ingram

Honorary Professor

Research Overview

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

Plant diseases in natural ecosystems: consequences for conservation. [With Nigel Paul, Lancaster University]

Sociology:public policy concerning plant biotechnology and invasive alien plant pathogens. [With Science Technology and Innovation Studies, Edinburgh University.]

Horticultural science education. [With RHS and Myerscough College, Preston.]

Food Security. [Book Reviews Editor & Adv. Brd. Member, 'Food Security' (Springer).]

External Links: Hon Professorial Fellow, Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, Edinburgh University; 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.; Companion, Guild of St George; Hon. Member, Brit. Soc. for Plant Pathology; Companion, Guild of St George.

Spinning the Colours of Lakeland
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

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

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

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

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