Germaine Greer started off as a Vice President in 2004, but became Buglife’s President in 2006 until 2021 when she took on the role of Emeritus President. We are delighted to have the ongoing support of such a passionate and outspoken bug lover.
Germaine is an active supporter attending a swath of events on Buglife’s behalf, from opening our new Head Office in Peterborough to high profile events like the State of Nature launch.
Born on 29th January 1939, in Melbourne, Germaine is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, and is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th century.
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She has written passionately about the restoration of an Australian rainforest in south-east Queensland. Educated at the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and University of Cambridge, her honorary roles include emeritus professor in English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick.
2005 – Germaine was one of nine contestants in Celebrity Big Brother. She had previously said that the show was “as civilised as looking through the keyhole in your teenager’s bedroom door”.
2006 – In September, Germaine’s column in The Guardian about the death of Australian Steve Irwin attracted both criticism and support. She also presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary on the life of American composer and rock guitarist Frank Zappa.
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