Writer's Talk: Tom Holland on Asian Lions

ZSL conservation scientists and keepers team up with leading writers to talk about the animals in ZSL London Zoo. Alongside the animals, the writers speak imaginatively about their responses to them and ZSL’s experts talk about their ecology and conservation.

The audience will be able to ask questions of author, scientist and keeper and have books signed over a glass of wine.

These unique evenings will be held within the animal exhibits of ZSL London Zoo.

Tom Holland 

Tom Holland is a multi-award-winning historian, author, and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Making History. He has written and presented TV documentaries on subjects ranging from religion to dinosaurs, has adapted classical authors for the BBC and translated Herodotus. His prize-winning books include Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, Persian Fire, Millennium, and In the Shadow of the Sword, on the collapse of Roman power and the emergence of Islam.

Featuring Malcolm Fitzpatrick (ZSL Curator of Mammals) & Gitanjali Bhattacharya (ZSL South and Central Asia Programme Manager )

Chaired by poet and ZSL Council Member Ruth Padel: Ruth is a British poet and writer with close connections to conservation, wildlife, Greece and music. She has published a novel, eight works of non-fiction and eight poetry collections, most recently The Mara Crossing, which mixes poems and prose to explore migration.

A close-up of a lioness at ZSL London Zoo


Venue: ZSL London Zoo Asian Lions
Doors and cash bar open: 6.30pm

Talks commence from 7pm (followed by q&a)
Meet the Author, book signing and cash bar until: 9pm

Alcoholic & soft drinks cash bar will be available throughout the evening

Entry point into the Zoo for this talk will be the Zoos main entrance
Directions to ZSL London Zoo

Tickets: £12

Buy online or a small number of tickets will be available on the evening at the Main Gate from 6:30pm.

For more information or further booking enquiries please email arts@zsl.org

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