In the first of three special programmes from ZSL London Zoo, Matthew Sweet examines the Zoo as cultural institution.
From Royal menagerie to scientific institution, from family day out to centre for wildlife conservation, the Zoo has presented itself in different ways over the years. Matthew discusses the Zoo's current incarnation as conservation centre with ZSL's Zoological Director David Field and head of the Tiger Conservation Programme Sarah Christie.
The Zoo's Lubetkin Penguin Pool, 1934, lays claim to being one of the first public buildings in Britain to be built in the then-new Modernist style. David Field takes Matthew and the architecture critic Ellis Woodman for a tour of the Zoo discussing the peculiarities of designing housing for animals.
Produced by Luke Mulhall.
The Lubetkin Penguin Pool
Matthew Sweet at ZSL London Zoo
|Interviewed Guest||Matthew Field|
|Interviewed Guest||Sarah Christie|