"I myself have been treated at the Bristol Eye Hospital and this is a personal way to show my appreciation for the excellent care I received."
TV zoologist and outspoken conservationist Mark Carwardine is hosting a special illustrated talk ‘Travels and Tribulations of a Zoologist’ to help support a local charity close to his heart.
Taking place in the Music Room at Ashton Court Mansion on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 7.30pm, the event will raise valuable funds for the charity Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital.
Mark Carwardine has spent the past 35 years travelling the world in search of wildlife and exploring wild places as well as presenting radio and TV programmes and writing renowned books and articles.
He’s been attacked by a tiger shark in The Bahamas, worked with Inuit walrus hunters in the high Arctic, photographed blue whales from the open door of a small plane in Mexico, rubbed shoulders with wild mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo and tracked jaguars in Brazil.
He’s dodged landmines with anti-poaching patrols in Cambodia, been shot at by drunken policemen in Zambia, mugged by a gang of drug addicts in New York, attacked by dolphin hunters in Peru, ambushed by bandits in Tanzania, lost in the desert in Mali, and was thrown into jail in Moscow.
In this highly entertaining and thought-provoking lecture, Mark talks about some of his adventures and experiences with wild animals - and even wilder people - in all four corners of the globe. And, inevitably, he has a thing or two to say about the state of the world along the way.
Mark said: “I myself have been treated at the Bristol Eye Hospital and this is a personal way to show my appreciation for the excellent care I received.”
Over the past forty years Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital have raised in excess of £1.5 million to provide equipment and other facilities not normally available or funded by the NHS and help the staff to improve the care of patients at the hospital.
Tickets for the event are £12.50. To buy tickets, or for more information, please email the Friends’ Treasurer, Simon St Leger-Harris, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on 01398 361790. Tickets can also be bought from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mark-carwardine-travels-and-tribulations-of-a-zoologist-tickets-3161101941, subject to a booking fee. The event is at 7.30pm on Thursday 26 September 2019 at Ashton Court Mansion, BS41 9NJ.