Jane Goodall
Dr Jane Goodall ©

Michael Neugebauer

Sunday 09 December 2018 to Tuesday 11 December 2018
Thessaloniki, Athens & Heraklion, Crete

Dr Jane Goodall, one of the most important British scientists of our time and a United Nations Messenger of Peace, is visiting Thessaloniki, Athens and Heraklion, Crete to share with us her ‘Reasons for Hope’.

Dr Goodall is widely known for her environmental and humanitarian work spanning over 50 years. She first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania – now known as the Gombe Stream National Park – in July 1960 to embark on an important study of wild chimpanzees. From then on, her advocacy on behalf of chimpanzees and the environment started to grow, raising huge awareness from all quarters for the causes. Today, Dr Goodall focuses on giving inspiring talks and speaking on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Dr Goodall, who founded a research institute in her name in 1977, is an internationally recognised authority on the primate world. She has written books for adults and children, contributed to documentaries, and serves as a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and the president of Advocates for Animals.

In 1991 she founded Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in order to empower and encourage youth of all ages to pursue their passion, mobilise their peers and become the leaders our world needs in order to ensure a better future for people, animals and the environment. The programme has also been implemented in Greece in recent years.

For her efforts to observe and preserve all species, Dr Goodall has received honours and accolades from governments, non-profits, universities and professional organisations. Her extensive research into the behaviour of chimpanzees, which started in Africa in the 1960s and continues today, fundamentally altered scientific thinking about the relationship between humans and other mammals.

Admission is free. Simultaneous interpretation into Greek will be provided.


When Sunday 9 December 2018, 17.30
(Doors open at 17.00)
Where Olympion Theatre
10 Aristotelous Square
546 23 Thessaloniki


The conference is organised in partnership with Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Greece and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.


When Monday 10 December 2018, 18.00
(Doors open at 17.15)
Where Pallas Theatre
5 Voukourestiou Street
105 64 Athens


The talk is organised in partnership with Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Greece, Save a Greek Stray, the Pallas Theatre and SciCo, with the support of the British Embassy in Athens.

Heraklion, Crete

When Tuesday 11 December 2018, 18.30
(Doors open at 17.30)
Where Cultural Centre of Heraklion
Plastira Avenue & Romanou Street
712 01 Crete


The talk is organised in partnership with Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Greece, the Natural History Museum of Crete and the Region of Crete, under the auspices of the University of Crete.


For further information, please contact Victoria Kyriaki:

Telephone 210 369 2337
Email Victoria.Kyriaki@britishcouncil.gr