The British Council is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Lee Durrell titled A Touch of Durrell: Gerald Durrell and his global influence on conservation on Wednesday 19 April 2017 from 7.00 p.m. at the British Council.
Writer and naturalist Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur and was founder of Jersey zoo, now known as the Durrell Wildlife Park. His best-selling works include My Family and Other Animals, Rosy is My Relative among many others. Lee, a zoologist by profession, met Gerald Durrell during one of his lecture tours in America and they married in 1979. She became involved with the conservation work of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust and both Lee and Gerald travelled, wrote books and presented several television series together, basing the series on the books or vice versa. These included Ark on the Move and The Amateur Naturalist. In 1995, Lee succeeded Gerald as Honorary Director of the Trust, which was re-named Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. In 2011 Lee was awarded the MBE in recognition of her services to biodiversity conservation.This is her maiden tour to Kolkata.
To RSVP, write to Priyanka.CatherineMondal@britishcouncil.org or call +91 33 40074341