Denis Benjamin

Resident Research Associate

Event Date

December 3, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Research Lecture Series

Program Information

Lunchtime Lectures
Dates: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 12 - 1pm
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

BRIT Research Seminars
Date: Various dates throughout year
Time: 12 - 1pm 
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public
Visit the event page for specific date and time information.

Point of Contact

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Director of Research Programs

The presentation illustrates some of the desert adapted plants of the Namib Desert, including the otherworldly Welwitchia mirabilis, and the unique fynbos ecosystems of the Western Cape of South Africa. This is the ancestral home of a substantial number of plants in commercial horticulture, including many daisies, geraniums, Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise), cannas, etc.

composite figure of four photographs of South African plants


Denis Benjamin will also read selected passages from his two recently published books, which will be available for sale and signing.

Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A natural history of foraging

The Compleat Physician: Reflections from a golden era of clinical medicine

cover image of Musings of a Mushroom Huntercover image of The Compleat Physician

About Research Lecture Series

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Lunchtime Lectures and Research Seminars. Lunchtime Lectures take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – July and September – November, from noon - 1pm in the BRIT Commons (**Now held virtually until further notice***). Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public. Please watch this page and our social media channels for announcements of upcoming Lunchtime Lectures and Researcher Seminars.