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Prof. John Richards

Botany Section, Newcastle University

John is a Trustee, a member of the Botany Committee and the  Library Committee. He is currently revising and recording the NHSN herbarium at Discovery Museum and is involved with the Mid-week Botany Group.

His interests include botany, ornithology and lepidoptery Butterflies and moths.

Professionally, he holds and has held a number of positions:·

  • Professor of Botany, University of Newcastle
  • Vice-county recorder of plants for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) v.c. 67 (South Northumberland)
  • Ex President and current Vice-President of the Alpine Garden Society
  • Vice-President and Honorary Member, BSBI
  • Volunteer (Magnificent Meadows) Northumberland Wildlife Trust.