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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2024, 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Law and Sociology Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Cats are an enigmatic species and despite being one of the UK’s most popular pets, their behaviour can be mystifying. Feline behaviourist Lucy Hoile takes you through some commonly misunderstood behaviours and busts some myths along the way. 

Delve into the cat’s most misunderstood behaviours and why they have a reputation for being aloof, anti-social and even ‘evil’. Find out why they insist on hunting when they’re tummies are full, why they keep you up at night and lots more. Learn how deciphering this information helps us understand what they are trying to tell us and empowers us to feel even closer.

Join Lucy, author of The Book Your Cat Wishes You Would Read, and learn how to build a more loving, patient and rewarding relationship for life.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too. 

About the speaker

Lucy Hoile is a feline behaviourist who has been improving the lives of cats and their carers since 2010, as well as lecturing internationally. Lucy completed a Master's degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling at the University of Southampton and is one of only a handful of exclusively feline Clinical Animal Behaviourists practicing in the UK. Lucy and her family live in Southampton with two cats, Fig and Sparx, Labrador Bucky and Peach the axolotl.


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible