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Lectures on Polar matters.

Lectures are usually held in the lecture theatre at the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Lectures are free to members, non-members are very welcome.

There is no need to pre-book tickets, unless stated so in the lecture description.

For details of how to join the Friends please see the link to the left (under Friends of SPRI ).

Please check details below, some lectures may be at different times, locations or be charged at a different rate.

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0 upcoming talks and 48 talks in the archive.

Cold cases in Antarctic history

Doors open 5.30pm

UserDr. Ursula Rack.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockWednesday 11 April 2018, 18:00-19:00

Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers

doors open at 4pm

UserMichael Smith.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 17 March 2018, 16:30-17:30

LATITUDE NORTH BY Charles Moseley

UserCharles Moseley.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockTuesday 24 May 2016, 17:30-19:30

‘What colour is Signy Island?’

User Dr Gareth Rees.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 24 October 2015, 19:30-21:00

'The Non-Existent Islands of the Antarctic'.

UserBob Headland.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 10 October 2015, 19:30-21:00

Earth's Climate Evolution

UserColin Summerhayes.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 28 February 2015, 19:30-21:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture

UserSusanna Ferrar: "Stuff: what good is an Antarctic Heritage?".

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2014, 19:30-21:00

Lent Term Lecture 2

This is a normal lecture in the lecture series - and not a special ticketed event as advertised in Polar Bytes 69.

User‘The Life and Work of MacDonald Gill: mapmaker and artist ’ by Caroline Walker, Andrew Johnston and Angela Johnston.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 22 March 2014, 19:30-21:00

Lent Term Lecture 1

UserSubmarines in the Arctic: four decades of pack ice and the Royal Navy by Dr Charles Swithinbank, Prof Peter Wadhams and Dr Nick Hughes.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 22 February 2014, 19:30-21:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture 4

UserBritish Antarctic Survey Aviation by Rod Arnold.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 23 November 2013, 19:30-21:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture 3

UserSpecial lecture for AGM Day.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 09 November 2013, 16:00-17:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture 2

UserOperation Tabarin by John Dudeney.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 26 October 2013, 19:30-21:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture 1

UserExotic terrestrial mammals in Antarctic regions by Bob Headland.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 12 October 2013, 19:30-21:00

Lent Term Lecture 4

User'DROMLAN: a travelogue, A personal experience of the Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN) in the austral spring of 2004' by Peter Clarkson..

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 23 March 2013, 19:30-00:00

Lent Term Lecture 3

User'Discovering Bellingshausen' by Rip Bulkeley.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 09 March 2013, 19:30-00:00

Lent Term Lecture 2

User'The Sirius Dog Sledge Patrol' by Lieutenant Commander John S Ash.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 23 February 2013, 19:30-00:00

Lent Term Lecture 1

User'Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins' by Gavin Francis.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 09 February 2013, 19:30-00:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture 4

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start

UserBy Wind Power Across Antarctica by Ramon Larramendi.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 24 November 2012, 19:30-00:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture 3

Doors open at 3pm for a 3:30pm start - note this is an afternoon talk and will finish at approx. 5pm

UserFrozen Planet - the making of the TV Series by Vanessa Berlowitz.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre at the Department of Chemistry (off the SPRI car park).

ClockSaturday 10 November 2012, 15:30-17:00

Michaelmas Term Lecture 2

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start

UserHenry 'Birdie' Bowers - Captain Scott's Marvel by Anne Strathie .

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 27 October 2012, 19:30-00:00

Michael Term Lecture 1

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start

UserThe Third Reich in Antarctica – the story of the Third German Antarctic Expedition of 1938-39 by Colin Summerhayes.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 13 October 2012, 19:30-00:00

Summer Lunch Talk

For lunch attendees only - pre-booking required

UserIn the spirit of Scott. by Lt. Col. Edwards.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 14 July 2012, 12:30-00:00

Shackleton’s month at South Georgia

Lent Term Lecture 4

UserRobert Burton.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 17 March 2012, 19:30-21:00

Title to be confirmed

Lent Term Lecture 3

UserDavid Baillie.

HouseTrinity House, London.

ClockSaturday 10 March 2012, 18:45-00:00

How vulnerable is reindeer herding in the European Arctic?

Please note the earlier start time. Lent Term Lecture 2

UserGareth Rees.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 25 February 2012, 17:30-19:00

The physiology of man-hauling in the Antarctic: could Scott have survived?

Lent Term Lecture 1

UserDr Lewis Halsey.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 11 February 2012, 19:30-21:00

Sir Joseph Hooker and the Ross Antarctic Expedition

Please note earlier start time. Doors open at 18:30. A chance to preview the These Rough Notes exhibition.

UserDr Peter Donaldson.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockTuesday 06 December 2011, 19:00-20:00

Amundsen and Scott: Lives Explored

UserVarious Speakers.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 29 October 2011, 10:15-15:45

Angie Butler: The Quest for Frank Wild

UserAngie Butler (Author).

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 15 October 2011, 20:00-21:00

Variation and change in the Southern Ocean eco-system

UserDr Jonathan L. Watkins, BAS.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 26 March 2011, 20:00-21:00

The British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-37

UserBryan Lintott, SPRI.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 12 March 2011, 20:00-21:00

Antarctic Science and Policy Advice in a Changing World

UserDr Mike Sparrow - SCAR.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 26 February 2011, 20:00-21:00

The British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-37

UserBryan Lintott - SPRI.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockThursday 17 February 2011, 20:00-21:00

Recent Antarctic Climate Change

UserProfessor John Turner - BAS.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 12 February 2011, 20:00-21:00

The Northern Party – in the shadows of the heroic age?

Doors open 7:30PM

UserRobin Back, Chairman, Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 20 November 2010, 20:00-21:00

The Great White Silence

Unique first preview of the digitally remastered, official record of Scott's Terra Nova expedition 1910-13

UserBryony Dixon, Curator Silent Film, British Film Institute.

HouseBMS Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 13 November 2010, 16:00-18:00

Melting ice - rising seas: Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment

Doors open 7:30PM

UserDr. Colin Summerhayes, a marine geologist, is a past Director of the UK's Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory and a former Deputy Director of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton..

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 30 October 2010, 20:00-21:00

“Sir Hubert Wilkins – Forgotten Hero?”

Doors open 7:30PM

UserJim McNeill, Explorer and Adventure Travel organiser.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 16 October 2010, 20:00-21:00

The South Sandwich Islands

Free lecture in conjunction with South Georgia Association

UserRobert Headland, Scott Polar Research Institute and South Georgia Association.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 20 March 2010, 20:00-21:00

Penguins to Polar Bears

For non-members of the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute, there is an entry fee of £5 payable at the door.

UserPaul Goldstein.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 20 February 2010, 20:00-21:00

With Scott in the Antarctic, Edward Wilson - Explorer, Naturalist, Artist

Free Lecture

UserIsobel Williams, Doctor and Biographer.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 06 February 2010, 20:00-21:00

"Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909"

Copies of Dr.Wilson's book for sale at this event. Doors open 19:30:

UserDr. David Wilson.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 28 November 2009, 20:00-21:00

Warnings from the Inland Ice

UserProfessor Elizabeth Morris.

HouseSPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 25 November 2006, 20:00-21:00

Living Dangerously: My Life as an Explorer

Tickets £12.50, available in advance from the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road

UserRanulph Fiennes.

HouseBMS Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockSaturday 11 November 2006, 17:00-18:00

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