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Edinburgh Zoo Centenary Lecture, Lee Durrell
Lee Durrell, Honorary Director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, will be giving a centenary lecture entitled : Saving Species from Extinction: The Story of Durrell and Beyond.
Lee McGeorge Durrell studied philosophy at Bryn Mawr College and zoology at Duke University before completing a PhD on the calls of mammals and birds in the forests of Madagascar. Lee met Gerald Durrell, founder of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust and Jersey Zoo, and they married in 1979. She became involved with the conservation work of the Trust and later influenced the development of new overseas projects.
Lee and Gerry wrote books and presented several television series together, including 'Ark on the Move', 'The Amateur Naturalist' and 'Durrell in Russia'. Sadly, Gerry’s health deteriorated and he died in January 1995. Lee succeeded him as Honorary Director of the Trust, which was re-named the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. In 2011 Lee was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her services to biodiversity conservation.
Tea and Coffee will be served between 7.00pm and 7.30pm, before the talk itself starts at 7.30pm. The event will finish at 9pm.
Tickets cost £5 for members and £7 for non-members.
If you would like to attend this event, booking is recommended. Places can be reserved by calling 0131 314 0379 or by emailing email@example.com
This event takes place in the Education Lecture Theatre on Thursday 3 October 2013
We hope you can join us at this event!
Photo by Colin Stevenson.
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