The Unexpected Truth About Animals
Sunday 1 September
Venue: St Mary in the Castle
10.00 to 11.00
Tickets: £12, students £9.
Joint tickets for this and subsequent talk by Alice Roberts: £24.00, students £15.00
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 under 18): £35.00
TV producer and presenter, author and explorer Lucy Cooke demolishes the myths and mystique surrounding some of the world’s best-loved creatures. Fascinating! Suitable for families (children 12+).
Lucy Cooke is a British zoologist, author, television producer, director, and presenter. She has a masters in zoology from New College, Oxford, where she was tutored by Richard Dawkins.
She began her career in television comedy production, and then moved into documentaries, later specialising in natural history. Among others, she is credited as director and producer for Balderdash and Piffle, director for Medieval Lives and You Don’t Know You’re Born, and, perhaps especially, presenter of Springwatch.
She is the author of The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife, which investigates popular misconceptions about animals, including sloths, hyenas, penguins, and pandas. She had previously written three books about sloths: A Little Book of Sloth, The Power of Sloth, and Life in the Sloth Lane: Slow Down and Smell the Hibiscus.