Chelsea garden gongs

June 1, 2007

Universities are celebrating successes at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

A team of scientists from Reading University's School of Biological Sciences won gold at the show by showing how plants can be "frozen" in time. They will now work with the National Chrysanthemum Society to develop affordable cryopreservation procedures that can be used to halt the rapid loss of old chrysanthemum varieties.

Meanwhile, New Hall, Cambridge, won a Bronze Flora medal at the show for its Transit of Venus garden. It was the first time a Cambridge college had created a garden in the show's 155-year history.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns