Our speaker is Michelle Lindson, a zoologist who has worked in different areas of environmental science: animal field work, zoo keeping, zoo conservation education (informal and formal). Pursuing her interest in nature community work, she is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator at The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, where she manages their ‘Nature and Us’ project. Since the age of 18 she’s been obsessed with spotted hyenas, and after endless hours spent studying their behaviour in the wild in Africa, she feels their sometimes negative reputation is totally uncalled for. In this talk she’ll challenge these misconceptions, and fill us in on the often unknown details of their intriguing lives!
Poet Robin Lamboll was so inspired by Ms. Lindson’s talk at Sunday Assembly East End last year that he has written a poem about hyenas, which he will read at this assembly.
We’ll also be doing our usual: Mass singalongs to some of our favourite power ballads, hearing stories from a number of our community and drinking a vat of tea afterwards.
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There is one accessible parking spot in Red Lion Square, but it is frequently in use. However, parking is free and unrestricted on Sundays outside Conway Hall.
This event is in the Main Hall on the ground floor. For accessibility info: https://conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us/