Around the World: Where is Jane?

It was a busy summer and autumn for Dr Jane! Here is just a window into her hectic UK diary!


Dr Jane opened a state-of-the-art science building at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The four storey facility cost £30m and will be used by staff and students from the Environmental Science, Computing, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Pharmacy departments.

Dr Jane said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to see this new building today and look forward to developing an ongoing relationship with UEA and discussing the potential for Roots & Shoots.”

Dr Katherine Deane, Access Ambassador and senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at UEA, said: “A lot of the accessible features in the New Science Building seem like minor innovations to a lot of people but they make such a huge difference to those who really need them.

“Over 8% of UEA students have a declared disability, and they have the same rights to access education as anyone else, so it’s fantastic that they have been considered from the outsetand we’ve delivered a building that is accessible for everyone on our campus and beyond.”

photo credits: Neil Hall, University of East Anglia

The day continued with Dr Jane taking part in the Norwich Science Festival. She sat down 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. 

Photo credits: Norwich Science Festival / Simon Finlay Photography


Dr Jane was a speaker at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Dublin, Ireland. This year’s conference theme, Designing Success, focuses on the need for women leaders to constantly reinvent themselves and redefine what it means to succeed.

The Simmons Leadership Conference furthers the mission of Simmons University founder, John Simmons — to enable women to acquire independent livelihoods. The Conference is a non-profit fundraiser for graduate scholarships at Simmons University and as such, helps ensure the viability of women’s education for generations to come.

Dr Jane was delighted to take part, especially as all proceeds support scholarships for students in graduate programs at Simmons University.

Photo credits: Simmons University












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