As 2020 draws to a close, join us on Saturday, 21 November 2020, for the last JGIS Primate Lecture of the year. In Tales from Africa: Studying Chimpanzees to Better Understand Ourselves, Dr. John Crocker will recount how studying chimps alongside Dr. Jane Goodall as a young student eventually helped him better understand his patients as a physician years later.
Drawing from his experience in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, Dr. Crocker’s memoir, Following Fifi, describes how he followed families of chimpanzees and learned the fundamental behavioural traits of the chimps as they raised their offspring. One chimp, Fifi, who displayed extraordinary patience and reassurance toward her infant son, captivated Dr. Crocker. Upon returning home and becoming a doctor, Dr. Crocker found himself incorporating the lessons he learned from Fifi into his work as a father and physician.
Tales from Africa: Studying Chimpanzees to Better Understand Ourselves promises to be thought-provoking and captivating. Join us to hear Dr. Crocker’s insight into the evolution of human behavior and the importance of patience and strong family bonds, and gain a greater understanding of what it means to be human. Sign up today!
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear another inspiring tale from Africa! 🐵
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