In the presence of one of the most beautiful and endangered “fauna of the night” - inhabitant of the world’s last remaining jungles - the distinguished psychoanalyst Susie Orbach talks about “jungles of the mind” at the ZSL London Zoo. It’s part of a regular series where ZSL conservation scientists and keepers team up with leading writers to talk about the animals in the 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.
Susie Orbach is an internationally distinguished psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, author and social critic. She was chair of the UK’s Relational School and a co-founder of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. She lectures and broadcasts extensively world-wide. She writes for newspapers and magazines and campaigns vigorously on many issues. Her books include Fat is a Feminist Issue; What Do Women Want? Exploding the Myth of Dependency; The Impossibility of Sex; Bodies (2009) and she recently co-edited 50 Shades of Feminism. For ten years she wrote a column in the Guardian on emotions in public and private life, now collected in two books: What’s Really Going on Here? and Towards Emotional Literacy.
Featuring Chris Carbone: ZSL/Institute of Zoology Senior Research Fellow and Theme Leader (BME): Chris has long standing interest in animal behaviour and animal ecology. At ZSL he has developed a number of projects looking at the impacts of human activities on wildlife, where we see some of the greatest levels of human-wildlife conflict. He has worked in Indonesia, South America, Africa and India. He is particularly interested in carnivore species which are of considerable importance to conservation efforts, and has acted as an international observer for the Indian Governments country-wide tiger census.
Chaired by poet and ZSL Council Member Ruth Padel.