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Dr Jane Goodall in conversation with John Simpson | In Partnership with Times+

24th January 2020

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One of the world’s most famous scientists and conservationists Dr Jane Goodall DBE in conversation with veteran broadcaster and author, John Simpson.


Dr Jane Goodall is an ethologist, renowned for her landmark study of chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Dr Goodall is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, and in 1977 she established the Jane Goodall Institute, which this year will be celebrating its 60th anniversary of this ongoing research.

In 2002 Dr Goodall became a UN Messenger of Peace, and was invested as Dame of the British Empire in 2004. She founded Roots & Shoots with 16 high school students in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1991. Today, Roots & Shoots connects hundreds of thousands of youth in more than 50 countries who are empowered to become involved in hands-on activities to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Dr Jane Goodall will be in conversation with John Simpson, the BBC’s World Affairs Editor, who has covered most of the major world news events from the 1960s to the present day. His seminal reports on the Big moments of recent history make up an illustrious list to include the Iranian Revolution, the First and Second Gulf Wars, the Fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall, the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the Genocide in Rwanda, the wars in the former Yugoslavia and the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.

John was made a CBE for his reporting in 1991. He has won numerous awards, such as three Baftas, the International Emmy and Peabody in the U.S., the RTS Journalist of the Year. He has written 14 books including his memoir A Mad World, My Masters, which was in The Sunday Times Bestseller List for 6 months.

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