Apple of My Eye

Geneticist Dr Markus Ruhsam explores the genetics of one of our most popular healthy snacks – the apple – and shares evidence that it poses a threat to the native crab apple.

Apple of My Eye

About Apple of My Eye

Sometimes loving something can have unintended consequences. Threats to the Scottish wildcat through crossbreeding with domestic moggies have been a concern for years, but wild plants face the same problems. Our love of apples could be pushing one of Scotland’s rarest native trees towards extinction. Geneticist Dr Markus Ruhsam explores the genetics of one of our most popular healthy snacks – the apple – and shares evidence that it poses a threat to the native crab apple.

Ages 14+

Presented by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Venue: Science Buildings: Lecture Theatre @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Apple of My Eye are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Other Events at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh or Edinburgh Science Festival

The Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema

28th August 2020 - 30th August 2020
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars in August!

Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Then and now: Investigating Scotland From The Sky - POSTPONED
Then and now: Investigating Scotland From The Sky - POSTPONED
15th June 2020
HES Archives and Library, Edinburgh South
Explore the archives and technology behind the hit BBC television series with Dave Cowley, Aerial Survey Projects Manager at HES.
HaunTED: Spooky Seminars - POSTPONED
HaunTED: Spooky Seminars - POSTPONED
16th June 2020
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Old Town
Would you like to know more about the dark side of life, the universe and everything in a fun, interactive environment? Then the HaunTED talks are for you!
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening - POSTPONED
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening - POSTPONED
21st June 2020
NA, Edinburgh South
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh.
Find Talks and Lectures events in Edinburgh

Easter Holiday Events you might like...

Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED
Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED
4th July 2020
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED
Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED
7th July 2020
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED
Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED
14th July 2020
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Find Easter Holiday events in Edinburgh

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids
Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids
5th June 2020
NA, Online Event Edinburgh
Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
Film Fest on the Forth - CANCELLED
Film Fest on the Forth - CANCELLED
6th Jun 2020 - 7th Jun 2020
NA, South Queensferry
Join Edinburgh International Film Festival for a weekend of free outdoor screenings at Port Edgar Marina on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2020!
Boogie Beat ZOOM Classes
Boogie Beat ZOOM Classes
7th June 2020
NA, Online Event Edinburgh
Join Zoe and Giggles the Boogie Beat Monkey for more fun Boogie Beat ZOOM classes with singing, dancing, classical fairy tales and stories which you can enjoy with your friends!
Find Family and Kids events in Edinburgh

Youth Events you might like...

Celtic Crag - POSTPONED
Celtic Crag - POSTPONED
5th September 2020
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.
Find Youth events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
Release Your Shoulders - Online Feldenkrais Workshop
Let go of neck and shoulder tension in this Feldenkrais Method® Workshop run by Move To Live on 11th June!
Living Room Performances #2
Living Room Performances returns on Saturday 13th June, bringing theatre culture to people's homes during these uncertain times.
Introduction to Comic Book Design
Join ComputerXplorers SEScotland for another fun-packed club where you will be writing and designing your very own comic book!
Russell Howard - RESCHEDULED DATE
Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Catch him at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 3rd July 2021!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »