Events: What's On

You don't need to go all the way to the Antarctica to get a taste of what life is and was like on the frozen continent.  Part of our work in bringing Antarctic heritage to life is either running exclusive events for our members, providing access to other interesting events or simply keeping you up to date on the most exciting Antarctic events taking place.  Discover here the latest polar-themed events taking place around the UK and if you don't see something that takes your fancy this time around, bookmark the page and come back again!

RGS Enduring Eye Exhibition - The National Library of Scotland
16 June 2017-12 November 2017

One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival, 'Enduring eye' honours the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the 'Endurance' expedition of 1914-1917.

Shackleton's official expedition photographer, Frank Hurley, documented the expedition under the most extreme circumstances. His photographs provide a lasting record of the men of the 'Endurance' and their story.

Showcasing Hurley's images alongside items from the Library's polar collections, the exhibition tells the fascinating and enduring story of the expedition.

'Enduring eye' has been created by the Royal Geographical Society, with additional items on show from National Library of Scotland collections.

Dr. Wilson: from St. George’s to Antarctica
Thursday 23 November 2017

Dr Edward Wilson, who trained at St George’s Hospital, was the Assistant Surgeon and Zoologist on the Discovery Expedition, and Chief Scientist on the Terra Nova. Wilson, along with Captain Scott, perished on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. Some of the material displayed has never been seen in public before. Accompanying the exhibition there will be a talk by David Wilson,  great nephew of Edward Wilson, and other guest speakers, as well as a display of thematic art of the Antarctic.

For more information click here

Death in the ice - National Maritime Museum
14th July 2017 - 7th January 2018

Despite being in the Arctic (aka 'the other place') 'Death in the ice' promises to be an outstanding exhibition as it explores the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition, a mystery that still remains unsolved today. For more details visit the National Maritime Museum website by clicking here


Teaching a Polar Project?
Wednesday 25th October 2017- The Polar Museum, Cambridge

Are you looking for activity ideas and inspiration for your polar project? The Polar Museum can help with resources, information, multi-disciplinary ideas, handling collections and activities for your classroom.

This session would also benefit teachers who have booked a self-guided visit to the Polar Museum.

For more information or to book a place please contact

Free session suitable for teachers of KS1, KS2 or KS3 classes.


New and future science from South Georgia and the surrounding seas
Friday 10th November

A full day event at the Aurora Cambridge, the British Antarctic Survey’s new innovation and conference center. Presentations, by scientists who are actively involved in research, will be pitched for the membership of the Association and others who have a wide range of knowledge and expertise relevant to the Island but not all of whom are scientists. The progamme will be accompanied by an exhibition of artwork and photographic images related to South Georgia.

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We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements or +44 (0)1223 813 557.