Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute lecture series
Lectures on Polar matters.
Lectures are usually held in the lecture theatre at the Scott Polar Research Institute.
Lectures are free to members, non-members are very welcome and will be charged £5 to attend.
There is no need to pre-book tickets, unless stated so in the lecture description.
For details of how to join the Friends please see the link to the left (under Friends of SPRI).
Refreshments are available for purchase at a small charge.
Please check details below, some lectures may be at different times, locations or be charged at a different rate.
View the archive of previous seminars.
- # Saturday 25th October 2014, 7.30pm - Susanna Ferrar: "Stuff: what good is an Antarctic Heritage?"
- Michaelmas Term Lecture
- Venue: SPRI Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road
Hartley Travers Ferrar was the geologist on the “Discovery” expedition of 1901-4, so shared their first foray into Antarctic exploration with both Scott and Shackleton. His grand-daughter Susanna Ferrar has been trying to follow the faint trail he left behind and has been exploring some interesting questions. She was fortunate enough to be accepted onto Canterbury University’s Postgraduate Certificate of Antarctic Studies course in 2011, spending 6 months in quake-ravaged Christchurch and 10 days in Antarctica, camping on the Ross Ice shelf and passing through Scott and McMurdo Bases. She is continuing to trawl the archives at SPRI when she can, rendering her grandfather’s papers into electronic form so that they will be more easily accessible in the future.