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!

Explore Antarctica: History of science
28/03/19 7pm-8pm at The Royal Society


'Discover how polar exploration has shaped our understanding of the world we live in.

The British Arctic Expedition 1875-1876

The British Arctic Expedition 1875-1876

Expeditions into uncharted areas and unfamiliar countries underpinned early scientific research. Through observations and an incredible curiosity for their surroundings, early explorers helped develop our understanding of nature and paved the way for modern day research.

Journey to the South Pole using recently rediscovered footage from the Royal Society archives showing the establishment of the first scientific base at Halley in 1956.

Join our expert panel as we discuss the importance of polar exploration in scientific endeavour.'

To find out more about this free event, click here

Gilbert White 2019 Antarctic Lecture Series
Jan-Apr 2019

A fascinating variety of speakers will be on show at Gilbert White & The Oates Collection’s 2019 series of Oates Antarctic Lectures, starting in January. The popularity of last year’s series of talks has encouraged the Museum to extend this year’s series to four lectures. Themes range from the story of the world’s largest rodent extermination programme, to how to avoid catching a cold (go to Antarctica where it is so cold it kills germs), to the impact on Antarctica of a tourism boom. Speakers are all leading authorities on their subjects and the series is sponsored by the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.

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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.