The Atomic Gardener

A talk from EMF 2022 by Sarah Angliss

On Saturday June 4, 2022 at in Stage A

This talk tells the extraordinary story of Muriel Howorth - science fiction author, choreographer, gardener and amateur nuclear physicist. Far away from the cares of Britain's Atomic Weapons Establishment, Howorth worked from her home in Eastborne in the early 1960s on an astounding DIY atomic experiment. Her aim was to solve world hunger. Sarah Angliss shares rarely seen archival material as she tells Howorth's story and considers the potential of citizen science and the perils of techno fixes for complex societal problems. This event may contain references to giant mutant vegetables.