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The South Sandwich Islands

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Free lecture in conjunction with South Georgia Association

The South Sandwich Islands are one of the remotest chains of eleven volcanic islands, (one of which recently erupted). From their discovery in 1775 by Captain Cook to current events, this lecture will cover their geography, history, volcanology and biology, and include James Cook, Bellingshausen, Larsen, whaling, ‘Discovery’, Argentines, BAS and politics in 1982.

This talk is part of the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute lecture series series.

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