Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal by Lucy Cooke

Ionad:  An Diseart – Nano Nagle Room
Dáta:  Dé Domhnaigh 20 Samhain  2022
Am: 13.30 – 14.30 IST/GMT
Costas: Beidh na ticéid ar díol ar €8 roimh ré agus €10 ag an doras

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Lucy Cooke  Dingle Literary Festival 2022

Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal by Lucy Cooke

Venue: An Diseart – Nano Nagle Room
Date: Sunday 20 November 2022
Time: 13.30 – 14.30 IST/GMT
Tickets: €8 in advance, €10 on the door

 

Lucy Cooke is an award-winning broadcaster and documentary filmmaker with a Masters in Zoology from the University of Oxford, where she was tutored by Richard Dawkins. She has presented prime time series for BBC, ITV and National Geographic and is a regular on Radio 4 where she hosts her own “Power of…” series and frequently guests on Infinite Monkey Cage and Sue Perkin’s Nature Table.

Lucy Cooke is the author of two previous books, A Little Book of Sloth, which was a New York Times bestseller and The Unexpected Truth about Animals, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.

Bitch Lucy Cooke Dingle Literary Festival 2022

In Bitch, award-winning broadcaster and filmmaker Lucy Cooke demonstrates how the female of the species was marginalised and misunderstood by the scientific patriarchy. Starting with Darwin who cast females as passive, coy and monogamous, Bitch tells the story of the females (both animal and human) that have redefined not just the female of the species but the very forces that shape evolution. Asking, what does it mean to be female and examining those rioting against expectations.

From the meerkat mothers of the Kalahari Desert – the most murderous mamma on the planet, to the scientists revolting against standard zoology and evolutionary biology, Bitch doesn’t shy away from asking the hard questions and questioning who got it wrong.  

Copies of the publication will be on sale by the Dingle Bookshop at the event. The author has agreed to sign copies at the end of the talk.