Bristol Zoo and the Transmediation of Nature

Issue date: 03 June 2005

Issue date: 03/06/05

Summer Series 2005 ~ Talks@Watershed Tuesday 7 June 2005 at 18.30

‘Bristol Zoo and the Transmediation of Nature’ is the title of the third talk in the Summer Series at the Watershed 2005 organised by the Centre for Critical Theory at the University of the West of England.

In his talk on The New Zoos, Nils Lindahl-Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at UWE, will report on his findings about the ways in which families understand discourses of science and the environment at Bristol and Paignton Zoos. He will describe in particular the novel forms that observation takes in such contexts. He considers some of the implications for zoo design, and for education in zoos.

Simon Thompson, Director of the Centre for Critical Theory, said, “We are working with our partners at the Watershed to establish a café culture that will explore issues and ideas from a local context.”

Ticket details: Talks@Watershed Summer Series 2005 is free – but tickets must be booked from the Watershed box office as places are limited on 0117 927 5100.

For more information please contact CCT on 0117 32 84321, or e-mail


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