Our Zoo: The relationship between Bristol Zoo Gardens and its neighbours
Recorded seminar from The Regional History seminar series.
How does a zoo's location affect its development as a place to be known and experienced? UWE alum Sarah-Joy Maddeaux looks at some of the ways in which Bristol Zoo has been adopted or rejected as the 'Clifton Zoo' or the 'Bristol Zoo' and the implications these associations have had on its function as a leisure space.
Sarah-Joy Maddeaux is an alumni of the History programme at UWE, now entering her second year of a Collaborative Doctoral Award with Bristol Zoo Gardens and the University of Bristol to research the social history of Bristol's Zoo. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and is running concurrently with a second doctoral award looking at the animal history of the Zoo.