Dr Jane Goodall, the world-renowned British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, will launch the first of the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture Series of 2014, hosted by the University of Cape Town. The talk is titled “The Life and Times of Dr Jane Goodall – in celebration of her 80th year” and will be delivered free of charge.
The UCT Open Lecture Series
The Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture series was established at UCT to enable anyone in the community, whether they are connected to the university or not , to have the benefit of hearing first-hand from academics, researchers and innovators who have distinguished themselves in their areas of expertise. There is no charge for attendance because the university views them as a way to give back to the Cape Town community.
Dr Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots
Dr Goodall’s extensive research into the behaviour of chimpanzees – which started in Tanzania in the 1960s and continues today – fundamentally altered scientific thinking about the relationship between humans and other mammals. Her many honours include the French Legion of Honour, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, she was appointed as a UN Messenger of Peace and, in 2004, was named a Dame of the British Empire.
In 1977, Dr Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which continues her research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The JGI is a global organisation that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. It is recognised for its innovative, community-centred conservation and development programmes.
In South Africa, the JGI SA Chimpanzee Eden is home to chimpanzees that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Central Africa. This tranquil sanctuary is committed to the rescue and care of chimpanzees in need of refuge. JGI SA also raises awareness about the need for conservation and community development, and about chimpanzees in Africa.
Dr Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, an environmental and humanitarian youth programme, connects thousands of youth globally who make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. In South Africa, the programme works in hundreds of schools, inspiring young people to take action for people, animals and the environment.
Tickets to ‘The Life and Times of Dr Jane Goodall – in celebration of her 80th year’ open lecture at UCT
Tickets for the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture are free but will only be available on a first come, first served basis, due to limited seating. Tickets may only be collected in person from the box office at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets will not be available at any other Computicket outlet, nor online. A maximum of two tickets can be collected per person. There will be no ticket reservations.
Tickets can be collected from the Baxter Theatre Computicket Office on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, from 09h00 to 17h00 only. Thereafter no further tickets will be available.