Kate Teltscher


Dr Kate Teltscher is an Emeritus Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Roehampton, Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. As a cultural historian, her research has focused on colonial contact between Britain and Asia and she is the author of two acclaimed books, India Inscribed and The High Road to China which was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography.  She has edited Henry Yule and A. C. Burnell's legendary lexicon, Hobson-Jobson: The Definitive Glossary of British India. Her latest book is Palace of Palms: Tropical Dreams and the Making of Kew.