Public Engagement and Media

Filming Superfungi – photo credit: Anne Rizzo

Lynne has brought fungi to many TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s Deep Down and Dirty: the Science of Soil, Saving Species, Living World, Forum, Afterlife, Great British Food Revival, The One Show, BBC World Service, Radio Wales, Radio 4’s Farming Today, and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. She and her team also participated in the award winning French-produced film Superfungi: Will fungi help save the world? first shown on the European cultural television channel ‘Arte’ in autumn 2013. Lynne has recently written a feature for New Scientist on fungal combat tactics; she was also involved in the BBC Earth web feature Plants Talk to Each Other Using an Internet of Fungus, and interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific.

During her time as president of the British Mycological Society, Lynne was actively involved in producing their gold-medal winning Chelsea Flower Show exhibit, Out of Sight, Out of Mind. Elements from this garden now form a travelling exhibit, based at Cardiff, which the team continue to expand and develop. We regularly contribute to events such as the BBC’s Summer of Wildlife, the UK Fungus Day, and Cardiff University’s European Open Doors Day. We are also interested in interacting with practitioners in relevant fields, and have run training in Microbiology for Arboriculture.

If you’re interested in our public engagement work or media work, please contact us.

Fungal ecology display at the 2014 Cardiff University open day – photo credit: Sarah Johnston