DICE lecture series

Dr Jane Goodall

The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology and the School of Anthropology and Conservation were delighted to present Dame Jane Goodall DBE as the special guest speaker for the 2020 DICE Lecture. Her presentation was entitled ‘Gombe and beyond: Chimpanzees, conservation and change.’

The talk addressed her early research at Gombe in eastern Tanzania which began in 1960, and the Jane Goodall Institute’s programmes that have evolved over 60 years.

Dr Goodall also talked about her Roots & Shoots programme, which empowers young people of all ages in more than 50 countries to become involved in hands-on programmes to benefit the community, animals (including domestic animals) and the environment we all share.

The event raised funds for the Jane Goodall Institute UK and the DICE MSc Scholarship Fund, and all the ticket proceeds went towards helping support conservation work around the world.

The talk took place on the University’s Canterbury campus on February 25th, 2020. A write-up of the evening can be read here.

Previous DICE lectures


2018/19 – Professor Chris Thomas, University of York
Surviving the Anthropocene: a story of biological gains and losses

2017/18 – Cathy Dean, CEO of Save The Rhino International
The appliance of science: thorny issues in rhino conservation

2016/17 – Tony Juniper CBE, independent sustainability and environment adviser
Why ecology and economy must embrace

2015/16 – Professor Rosie Woodroffe, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, London
Badgering: The Science, Policy and Politics of Managing Cattle TB

2014/15 – Stanley Johnson, Politician, author and expert on environmental and population issues
Forty years of environmental policy: has it made a difference? A personal perspective

2013/14 – Professor John Mackinnon, Nature conservation veteran
Passing the Baton – 50 years in Conservation

2012/13 – Dr Peter Bridgewater, Chairman of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Seven Types of Ambiguity: Confusing Conversations in Conservation

2011/12 – Professor Jon Hutton, Director of United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Conservation in a Global Garden

2010/11 – Richard Burret, Co Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
The Notion of Capital in Biodiversity Conservation

2009/10 – Professor Luigi Boitani
The challenge of large carnivore conservation in Europe

2008/09 – Professor Callum Roberts
The past and future of coral reefs: exploitation, tourism and climate change

2007/08 – Professor Michael Samways FRSSAf
Insect conservation: overcoming the big biodiversity bluff?

2006/07 – Willem Wijnstekers
Can CITES be a guarantee for sustainability?

2005/06 – Professor Bill Adams
Biodiversity, poverty and development: the challenge for conservation

2004/05 – Dr John Robinson
The Bushmeat Crisis: hunting for sustainability in tropical forests

2003/04 – Professor Ian Swingland
Capturing carbon and conserving biodiversity: the market approach

2002/03 – Professor John Croxall CBE FRS
The Southern Ocean: a model system for conserving marine resources?

2001/02 – Professor Norman Myers CMG
Perverse subsidies: bad news for our environments and our economies

2000/01 – Professor Georgina Mace CBE FRS
Endangered species: Red listing for conservation

1999/2000 – Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE
International conservation and the survival of indigenous people

1998/99 – Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS
Forest, fishes, farms and the future of the Amazon region

1997/98 – Professor Ian Newton FRSE FRS
Birds and agriculture: pesticides, hedgerows and land use

1996/97 – Dr Richard Laws CBE FRS
Conserving the world’s largest mammals: elephants, whales and river horses

1995/96 – Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO
Greenery and governance

1994/95 – Sir Robert May AC FRS
What is biodiversity and does it affect ecosystem stability?

1993/94 – Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP
Sustainable management after Rio

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