Oates Lecture Series


Penguin Ecology and Biology

Thursday, February 23rd 6:30 pm8:30 pm | £10

Join Dr Phil Trathan of the British Antarctic Survey as he discusses how new technology has revealed some exciting and previously unknown aspects of penguin behaviour and ecology

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Why do Scott and Shackleton matter?

Thursday, March 30th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | £10
Join Prof. Klaus Dodds as he explores the changing status’ of these explorer-heroes, their hidden legacies in shaping polar geopolitics and in the saga of ‘Boaty McBoatface’. Booking required.

Photograph: Calving glacier in Paradise Bay by Kristine Hannon

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The Hidden face of Antarctica

Thursday, April 27th 6:30 pm8:00 pm| £10

Prof. David Vaughan, Director of science at BAS will take you beneath Antarctica’s vast ice sheets, where there are mountain ranges the size of the Alps, lakes bigger than Windermere, rivers, streams and ancient volcanoes. Prof Vaughan will lead the audience on a journey through the secrets of this mysterious frozen world, and explains why what happens there matters to us all. He has led seven scientific expeditions to explore what lies beneath Antarctica. His personal research interests include glaciology, climate and sea-level rise, the role of ice in the Earth system and the societal implications of climate change and rising sea levels.

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Photograph: Calving glacier in Paradise Bay by Kristine Hannon

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