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Big Wild Cats

Big Wild Cats

Location: The Science Museum's Dana Centre, 165 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5HD - Click for map

7.00 - 9.00pm

We love and fear big wild animal predators and they are part of our cultural imagination. Join psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe in a discussion of 'the wild predator within' with award winning filmmakers Amanda Barrett and Owen Newman, with clips from their wildlife programmes.

This event is free but pre-booking is essential. To book: Call 020 7942 4040 or e-mail

Sally Weintrobe is a Fellow of The Institute of Psychoanalysis and Chairs its Scientific Committee. She has written on the topics of identity and entitlement attitudes, grievance, prejudice, greed, and our relationship with the environment and the natural world.

Amanda Barrett and Owen Newman are award winning natural history film makers with a special interest in big wild cats.  Recent films include The Desert Lions, showing Dr Philip (Flip) Stander's work with lions in the Kunene in northern Namibia.  One reviewer, writing for The Times, said: “Owen Newman's film is beautiful beyond description. The BBC's Natural History Unit is rightly and universally praised for the wonder of its photography, but this film is dazzling - even by the unit’s preposterously high previous standards”.

Amanda also produced and Owen filmed  Five Big Cats, narrated by David Attenborough, as part of the BBC's Natural World series.  

The Dana Centre and d.café are licensed premises open only to those aged 18 or over. Most events are free. Arrive early to enjoy a wide variety of delicious food and drink in our air-conditioned d.café.