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Jane Francis

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Professor Dame Jane Francis: Clues to the Climate Crisis

A Voyage to Antarctica

Antarctica is at the front line of the global climate crisis; in this episode Alok Jha talks to Professor Dame Jane Francis about the history of the continent, and the extraordinary climate research happening there.Professor Dame Jane Francis is a geologist by training, and a palaeobotanist at the British Antarctic Survey. Her research interests include ancient climates and fossil plants from the Arctic and Antarctic, which she uses to decipher ancient polar climates. She was awarded the Polar Medal for her contribution to British polar research and was appointed as Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to UK polar science and diplomacy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

8 Sep 2020

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Interactive session with Jane Francis

One-on-One-with-Necky

An interactive session that gives you an insight on what media is and the role of media in sustainable economic development.

45mins

19 Aug 2020

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Perfectionism, St. Jane Francis de Chantal & the Superwoman Squeeze"

Holiness for the Working Day

Feast of St. Jane Francis de Chantal

8mins

12 Aug 2020

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Cross Section: Dame Jane Francis - Science Weekly podcast

Science Weekly

Prof Dame Jane Francis knows Antarctica better than most: she’s spent the majority of her career researching this icy landscape. Ian Sample talks to her about what it’s like to camp in Antarctica and what her findings can tell us about our future on this planet

23mins

21 Dec 2018

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Professor Dame Jane Francis

Desert Island Discs

Professor Dame Jane Francis is the Director of the British Antarctic Survey. She is no stranger to surviving in extreme conditions, because for much of her career her research has taken her to the Polar Regions. Travelling with her fossil hammer, her principal interests are in palaeoclimatology and palaeobotany. She specialises in the study of fossil plants, and how they shape our understanding of climates in the distant past, when Antarctica was much warmer. In 2002 she received the Polar Medal, for her outstanding contribution to British polar research, and in 2013 she became the first woman to head the British Antarctic Survey. Presenter: Kirsty YoungProducer: Sarah Taylor.

35mins

24 Sep 2017

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The Reunion LIVE #14 - Plain Jane Francis, Macyn Hunn, Austin Morris

The Reunion Podcast

We begin this live show with our new "Get to Know Me Rant" from our host on the death of Prince Rogers Nelson and the power of music. Our guests are the regular irregular Austin Morris on responsible drug use, my close friend for over a decade and DRUNKCAST #2 guest Macyn Hunn on her world travels. and the plainest of them all Plain Jane Francis (Kalan Briggs) coming in with the fire of 10,000 suns on freedom and suicide, "#FEELTHEBERN".Recorded April 25th, 2016 at The Crown and HarpListen on iTunes - bit.ly/pg4lzx / Soundcloud - bit.ly/1N3lnu4 / Browser - bit.ly/1WeuVYSLive Intro: Moving On Up Theme SongLive Outro: Prince - Call My Name

1hr 2mins

27 Apr 2016

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The Reunion LIVE #4 - Marty Olivo, Tony Q & Plain Jane Francis

The Reunion Podcast

It's been a minute since I've had a wild podcast where we say "fuck holding the reigns, let's let this motherfucker ride!" And the ride we had was a unforgettable one.Starting calm and smooth with Marty Olivo of Dallas Rising as our opener talking about branding, Dallas startups, and marketing yourself. The wildness really begins with the Dallas rap duo of Tony Q & Plain Jane Francis jumping on the podcast leaving room for nothing but laughs before taking the stage and burning it down with a great performance. We're still making insurance payments. See you next month.Listen on iTunes - bit.ly/pg4lzx LAST SUNDAYS w/ The Reunion Podcast / Viral Request Live Recorded May 31st, 2015 @ Wits End in Deep Ellum ~ Dallas, TexasEVERY LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH AT WITS ENDLive Intro: Eddie Bo - Hook and Swing (Part 2) Game Song: D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha Outro: Knx.[ノレッジ] (Knxwledge) - 100bottles_

2hr 43mins

18 Jun 2015

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Jane Francis

Discovery

Just twenty years ago, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) would not allow women to camp in Antarctica. In 2013, it appointed Jane Francis as its Director. Jane tells Jim Al-Khalili how an intimate understanding of petrified wood and fossilised leaves took her from Dorset’s Jurassic coast to this icy land mass. Camping on Antarctic ice is not for everyone but Jane is addicted, even if she does crave celery and occasionally wish that she could wash her hair. Fossils buried under the ice contain vital clues about ancient climates and can be used to check current computer models of climate change. The earth can withstand a great range of temperatures: Antarctica was once covered in lush forest. But the question is: can humans adapt? As the ice caps melt, sea levels will continue to rise. And, says Jane, the time to start planning for that is now.Image: Courtesy of Jane Francis

26mins

20 Apr 2015

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Jane Francis on Antarctica

The Life Scientific

Just twenty years ago, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) would not allow women to camp in Antarctica. In 2013, it appointed Jane Francis as its Director. Jane tells Jim Al-Khalili how an intimate understanding of petrified wood and fossilised leaves took her from Dorset's Jurassic coast to this icy land mass. Camping on Antarctic ice is not for everyone but Jane is addicted, even if she does crave celery and occasionally wish that she could wash her hair. Fossils buried under the ice contain vital clues about ancient climates and can be used to check current computer models of climate change. The earth can withstand a great range of temperatures: Antarctica was once covered in lush forest. But the question is: can humans adapt? As the ice caps melt, sea levels will continue to rise. And, says Jane, the time to start planning for that is now.

28mins

31 Mar 2015