Reasons For Hope: Dr Jane Goodall DBE in conversation with Professor Ben Garrod

24 October 2019
19:00 - 20:00
13_Jane Goodall (c) Alex Rivest

Renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall has dedicated her life to studying chimpanzees.

In 1960, aged 26, she arrived in Gombe in western Tanzania to begin her research into the wild chimpanzees equipped with nothing more than a notebook and pair of binoculars. She made hugely important observations and discoveries – that chimpanzees were actually meat-eaters and that they created and used tools, which up until that time, only humans were thought to do.
Gaia and son Google in Gombe (c) Nick Riley
In this special Norwich Science Festival event, Dr Jane Goodall, a UN Messenger Of Peace, will be in conversation with festival patron Prof Ben Garrod, discussing her work and the programmes of the Jane Goodall Institute, the future of conservation and how our actions make a difference every single day. She will also speak about her global humanitarian and conservation programme Roots & Shoots aimed at encouraging young people of all ages to make a difference.

The talk is on Thursday 24 October at 7pm.
Tickets £18-£22. A limited number of early bird tickets will be on sale from 24 July and the remaining tickets will go on sale from 21 August.

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This event is part of the 2019 Norwich Science Festival which runs from 18 to 26 October. Coordinated by The Forum, the festival aims to celebrate the wonderful world of experiments, discoveries, exploration and innovation. For more information about the array of exhibitions, activities and talks taking place across the city, visit

Picture of Dr Jane Goodall by Alex Rivest
Picture of chimpanzees Gaia and son Google in Gombe by Nick Riley