Awareness of the extraordinary intelligence of many animals and their ability to rescue creatures unlike themselves has only recently been recognised. Why should dolphins rescue drowning humans, etc? But they have. Animal art has inspired some of the greatest sculptures in the world and some of the most loved paintings.

This lecture explores the evidence for extraordinary animal intelligence and the strong bonds that have endured between humans and their best friends. Not only paintings and sculpture but poetry, short stories, public monuments and military medals attest to our closeness to animals and our debt to them.

The fee for this lecture will be donated to an animal charity of our choice.

Lecturer: Hilary Hope Guise