Friday, 16 September, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM BST
Guest Keynote: Busting Myths About Being Female
New York Times Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker and Broadcaster, National Geographic Explorer, Guest Keynote Speaker
Lucy Cooke, zoologist and best-selling author of Bitch: A revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal, dispels Victorian sexist stereotypes and tells the truth about what it really means to be female with wild tales from the animal queendom. Female animals are much more than just carers or baby-makers. Discover how females, not males, are the wise, empathetic leaders of some of the smartest animal societies (elephants and orcas), how they dominate males (bonobos and lemurs) and are naturally competitive (meerkats), aggressive (hyenas) and promiscuous (pretty much all animals). Find out how females were the original sex and how some societies have dispensed with males altogether and taken over the world as a self-cloning sisterhood (lizards and insects and fish). Lucy’s revelations about will make you think differently about our perceptions and expectations of all female animals, including women.
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