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Jane Robinson DL

Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Engagement and Place, Newcastle University

As Newcastle University’s first Pro-Vice Chancellor, Jane has a wealth of experience and knowledge of how both local and national partnerships can tackle social and economic challenges. Previously, Jane was Durham University’s Chief Operating Officer with strategic oversight of operations and external engagement.

Before taking up her position at Durham, Jane was Chief Executive of Gateshead Council. Jane also played a leading role in the establishment of the North East Combined Authority and the Commission on Health and Social Care Integration.

“Life creatively combines world-leading science with education in a way that is fun and relevant for people of all ages and background. It shows what we can achieve when we work together.”

Jane Robision is a Centre for Life Trustee

Our business model

Life is charity, built on an entrepreneurial business model which ensures that all of the income needed to cover operating costs is self-generated.

Annual review

Over the last year, Life has continued its diverse purpose, to entertain, educate and inspire many different audiences.

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Life is a charity, which aims to make science inspiring and relevant to the lives of all its visitors. You can support our work in a number of ways.

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By joining Life, you’ll be part of a team that values equality and diversity, excellence, active learning, sustainability and an entrepreneurial spirit.