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Inspirational Speech - How to Buy a Zoo, Benjamin Mee

Inspirational Speech - How to Buy a Zoo, Benjamin Mee

Wed 13 February 2019 10:15-11:15
FCH, TC001

Part of Your Future Plan Inspiration Festival: 12-15 February 2019

Book Your Place Here: https://futureplan.glos.ac.uk/students/events/Detail/604705/keynote-how-to-buy-zoo-benjami

The brains, bravery and downright madness behind the story and hit blockbuster movie ‘We bought a Zoo’ is all down to Benjamin Mee’s inspirational life story.

With no experience of running a zoo Benjamin bought the rundown Dartmoor Zoological Park in 2006. Unfortunately, Benjamin’s wife Katherine passed away the following Easter making the possibility of opening the zoo even less likely, but against all the odds, Benjamin opened the zoo in July 2007 and so began the family’s extraordinary journey of running a zoo and Hollywood calling.

Join us to hear Benjamin’s moving and incredible story of courage and ability to succeed in the face of adversity, reminding us of the importance of striving to meet our goals.

Attendance at this event will count towards your Gloucestershire Employability Award: Bronze evidence. 



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