Why do Scott and Shackleton matter ? Making sense of Britain’s relationship to the Antarctic – Prof Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway University of London.
6.30pm Thursday 30 March 2017
Captain Robert Scott (1868-1912) and Ernest Shackleton (184-1922) were for generations of British and Commonwealth citizens understood to be explorer-heroes despite their varying fortunes in Antarctica. Over time, a veritable cottage industry has sprung up lionising, evaluating, criticising, and belittling their reputations. Instead Proffessor Dodds will take you on another journey – where we tackle their hidden legacies – and show how it shapes today’s ‘polar geopolitics’. Along the way, find out what ‘Boaty McBoatface’ was all about !
Venue: Field Studies Centre, Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collections, Selborne, Hants, GU34 3JH. Contact: Louise Brown, T 01420 511275, email firstname.lastname@example.org