Trip to Brooksby College

A big thanks to Lesley and her students for inviting us for lunch on May 5th to see the abstracts of the degree students at Brooksby College. It was great to meet the recipients of the Mary Brancker Bursary that the tza Continue reading Trip to Brooksby College

April 2016 – Limericks

You may already have seen some of the great Cartoons from our April Meeting (click here) – but this was not the only competition on the day.  We also had a god at writing some Limericks with the theme of Continue reading April 2016 – Limericks

February 2015 – World Owl Trust

Barn Owl by Mark Ellis

Alan Peace of the World Owl Trust visited us and he brought with him two friends, Indie and Barney.  The friends were owls; Indie a Long Eared Owl and Barney a Barn Owl. Alan told us of his life with owls, Continue reading February 2015 – World Owl Trust

November 2015 – Bee Keeping

bee flower tza Mark Ellis

November saw a visit from local Bee Keepers Lesh and Lesley Wojnarowicz, who gave us a surprise treat with a number of different honeys to taste (everyone agreed that theirs was the best). Continue reading November 2015 – Bee Keeping

August 2015 – Tortoise Day

World Owl Trust Volunteers

In August 2014 we held a day of celebration for Mary Brancker and we thought we might hold another day this year. This time is was an informal day rather than the special occasion we held last time. We had Continue reading August 2015 – Tortoise Day

May 2015 – Mary Brancker Bursary Update

Several awards have been given to students of Brooksby Melton College from our organisation. The Bursary has been set up in the name of Mary Brancker CBE, one of the leading Veterinary figures over the past decades. One recipient of Continue reading May 2015 – Mary Brancker Bursary Update

Mary Brancker Bursary Information Page

tza is very proud to support students at Brooksby Melton College through the Mary Brancker Bursary. Mary Brancker CBE was a long-standing member, and former President, of tza as well as being a renowned veterinary practitioner and the first female President Continue reading Mary Brancker Bursary Information Page

Mary Brancker – a Centenary Celebration

Ivan Ellis Mark Ellis Mary Brancker

Friends and former colleagues of Mary Brancker CBE, one of the most influential vets of the 20th Century, met at Twycross Zoo on Sunday 17th August to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth. The event was organised by tza, an independent wildlife and conservation society Continue reading Mary Brancker – a Centenary Celebration

Mary Brancker Remembered

Mary Brancker tza member

Mary Brancker CBE became the first female President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in 1967.  As a practitioner she was at the forefront of her profession’s interest in zoo animals, fish and invertebrates.  She was a long time member, Continue reading Mary Brancker Remembered