On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
During her visit, Jane joined 14 local primary and secondary schools, as well as three local conservation charities for afternoon tea. Children came from: All Saints Primary School, Sparsholt Primary School, Weeke Primary School, Winnall Primary School, Western Primary School, St Faith’s Primary School, Compton Primary School, Twyford Primary School, St Bede Primary School, Kings Worthy Primary School, Stanmore Primary School, Sunhill Junior School, Perins School and Kings’ School.
Local charities included the Cameron Bespolka Trust, the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation.
Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster at Winchester College commented, ‘We were delighted to welcome Dr Goodall for our annual Duncan Stewart Lecture. She inspired the audience with her clear passion for the environment and spoke of the importance of individual responsibility and the impact that small actions can have, when taken together.’
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace. For further information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org.uk and for the Roots and Shoots Programme www.rootsnshoots.org.uk.
Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild – immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbour rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals.
In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for generations to come. JGI continues the field research at Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, which recognises the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment. In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, a global program that guides young people in nearly 50 countries in becoming conservation activists and leaders in their daily lives.
Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches, she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action. Dr. Goodall is a UN Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire.
11th December 2019
Pupils regularly visit elderly people in local care homes and hospitals for conversation and to perform music but the annual Christmas Tea Party is an opportunity to host them at the school.
21st November 2019
The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition that helps young people develop a love of mathematics, encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Winchester College mentors pupils from local schools to help prepare for the Challenge and this week celebrated their success in the competition.
20th November 2019
As part of a Week of Wonder at Winchester, 50 pupils from a local primary witnessed the impact of liquid nitrogen on everyday objects.
4th November 2019
At the opening of the Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom, we welcomed family, friends, teachers and House staff to remember Cameron and celebrate his legacy in the form of this inspiring new learning space.
1st November 2019
Not many schools have their own River Keeper. Mark Sankey tells us about managing the water meadows, the biodiversity of the Itchen, and filming with the BBC.
19th October 2019
Hampshire students gathered at Winchester College for a celebration of the work of poet John Keats and to receive their prizes following a county-wide essay competition.