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!

Moving House again ?
Thursday 15th February 7.00pm £15

Simon Garrod, Head of Operations at the British Antarctic Survey, was awarded the Queen’s Polar medal for service in the Antarctic and Arctic in 2012. He will be talking about the Halley Research Station, with an overview of the challenges, solutions and future directions of Antarctic operations.

Garrod has been working in the Antarctic and the Arctic for nearly 25 years. He has been field guide, station leader, traverse leader and field operations manager and was the initial project manager for the Halley relocation project.



RGS Enduring Eye Exhibition - Hull
3 March 2018 - 3 June 2018

The Enduring Eye presents Frank Hurley’s photographs of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) undertaken by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew.

100 years after the epic expedition, Hurley’s photographs remain one of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival. Scanned at the highest resolution from the Royal Geographical Society’s incomparable collection of the original glass plate and celluloid negatives, Hurley’s intrepid documentation of the expedition can be seen in stunning detail through a presentation of large format images in various mediums.

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We are the albatrosses around their necks: human impacts threaten albatrosses on a global scale
Thursday 22nd March 7.00pm £15

Professor Richard Phillips is the leader of the Higher Predators and Conservation group at British Antarctic Survey, and works on the population, physiological and evolutionary ecology of seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels. He is also involved with the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), trying to develop strategies for improving seabird conservation in the Southern Ocean. His talk will be on the application of population, tracking and other monitoring data to understand and address threats to albatrosses, including from fisheries, invasive species and plastics.

Wednesday 6th June 2018; Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth


Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Captain Scott's birth in Plymouth. 

  • Visit to Outlands birthplace and National Scott Memorial 
  • Church service at St Bartholomew's, Milehouse 
  • Talks by David Crane on Captian Scott and Prof Lloyd Peck on Science in Antarctica 
  • Displays 
  • Gala Dinner with guest speaker Falcon Scott

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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.