Imagine Bamboo - talks and tours

A series of talks and tours to compliment Imagine Bamboo at Keele.

Whilst you visit Imagine Bamboo at Keele you can also see and experience a number of other exciting and interesting activities.

Learn more about bamboo at our FREE talk series. FREE Register your interest in advance.

Why bamboo? Orit Azaz, Artistic Director of Imagine Bamboo – Wednesday 15 March, 12.30pm (40 mins) More information: Why Bamboo?

Can creative structural engineering help fight the climate crisis? Chris Matthews, Atelier One – Thursday 16 March, 2pm (40 mins) More information: Can creative structural engineering help fight the climate crisis?

Introduction to Bamboo. Michael Brisbane, bamboo expert. Saturday 18 March, 12.30pm (40 mins) More information: Introduction to Bamboo.

Tour Keele University Energy Park. FREE Register your interest in advance.

Join Ash and Matt on a tour of the Low Carbon Energy Generation Park at Keele. The tour normally takes around 30-45 minutes. See a solar farm and wind turbine up-close! More information: LCEGP Tour.

Visit our beautiful arboretum or see our flowering cherries. SELF GUIDED or VIRTUAL 

Keele Arboretum: Take a self-guided tour of the University arboretum. The arboretum covers the whole campus so to see all the tress is a full day's visit. We have a tour leaflet available to download which includes routes including the upper campus and its buildings and three colour-coded walks around the lakes and woodland below Keele Hall. Tour leaflets will also be available if you are visiting the Bamboo Arch on Saturday 18th March between 11am-2pm.

There is also a virtual tour available here: Nature trail - Keele University

National Cherry Tree Collection: If we are lucky some of our flowering cherry trees might be in bloom during Imagine Bamboo at Keele. You can find out more about our important collection of Cherry Trees here: Keele National Collection of Flowering Cherries.

View the sun at our Observatory. FREE 1-3pm.
View celestial objects through the 149-year old 31cm Grubb refractor or 15cm solar telescope (weather permitting), or enjoy a tour of the observatory and meet an astronomer. More information at Keele Observatory. 

Take a Heritage Tour. SELF GUIDED.
Enjoy the rich heritage of the Keele estate and learn about the extraordinary legacy of the people who lived, worked and studied here. Visitors can download a Heritage Trail leaflet or pick up one at the Imagine Bamboo at Keele event on Saturday 18 March, 11am - 3pm.

Visit the Raven Mason Collection of ceramics at Keele Hall. FREE.
All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall. 11am-4pm. More information at: Raven Mason Collection.

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