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R3Arts: Night Waves - ZSL London Zoo 23 Sep 13

September 24th, 2013

Episode 395 of 1219 episodes

In the first of three special programmes from ZSL London Zoo, Matthew Sweet examines the Zoo as cultural institution. 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, and takes a tour of the Zoo with architecture critic Ellis Woodman to explore the peculiarities of designing housing for animals.

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