Bradt’s Big Cat Festival

Immerse yourself in the world of big cats with inspiring talks and workshops by some of the UK’s leading Big Cat experts – Saturday 13th April 2019 at the Royal Geographical Society

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Bradt’s Big Cat Festival

Saturday 13th April 2019 at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore

Doors open: 10:00am

Doors close: 6:30pm 

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 After a very successful first year, Bradt’s Big Cat Festival returns for 2019, with another packed day of inspiring talks and practical workshops. Full details of the sessions will be released in due course, but we are thrilled to announce Chris Packham as our headline speaker for this year’s event, along with the other brilliant speakers listed below. It’s the ultimate big day out for big cat lovers!

Meet the Speakers!

Meet the Speakers - Chris Packham
Chris Packham 
Meet the Speakers - Amy Dickman
Dr Amy Dickman 
Meet the Speakers - Tania Esteban
Tania Esteban
Meet the Speakers - Paul Goldstein
Paul Goldstein 
Meet the Speakers - John Rendall & Derek Cattani
John Rendall & Derek Cattani 
Meet the Speakers - Brian Jackman
Brian Jackman 

Meet the sponsors!

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Cheetah Conservation Fund logo AfriCat logo
Zambia Tourism Visit Uganda logo


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Sponsored by:

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Visit Uganda logo Zambia Tourism

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact for any questions relating to the event, including press requests.

What time will the talks begin?

We will send out a timetable of talks to all attendees prior to the festival, but we expect the first talk in the main auditorium to begin at 11am. 

Will there be Food and Drink available to purchase at the event?

Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the RGS’s Tea Room. If you wish to purchase a boxed lunch (either a sandwich, bag of crisps and an apple, or a cold boxed meal) you will need to pre-order during the ticket purchase process, or email You are welcome to bring your own food and drink with you to the event. 

Is the event suitable for children?

As it is a full day of talks, we think the event is most suitable for those aged 12+. There is no entertainment specifically laid on for children.