Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, founded in 1787, is to have a new editor-in-chief, our guest speaker at the Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 John Grimshaw. John will take over from another remarkable botanist, Martyn Rix, in October. The magazine, otherwise known as Curtis’s Bot. Mag, is the world’s longest-running botanical publication, and John will be its 18th editor. It serves as a forum for horticulturists, botanists, plant ecologists and botanical illustrators. The image here is part of the title page of Vol. 3 (1845).