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Upcoming events

We have some interesting lectures and visits coming up for 2018, plus an exciting trip to Greenland and Baffin Island in September 2018.

HIGHLIGHT Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Annual Polar Tribute paying tribute to Dr Charles Swithinbank 11th July 2018

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Dr Charles Swithinbank

Annual Polar Tribute Lecture
Sir Ranulph Fiennes pays tribute to Dr Charles Swithinbank

11 July 2018
Doors open 18:15

Venue: Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road, London

Join us for an exciting evening, featuring a talk by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. During the evening there will be tributes to polar pioneer and scientist Dr Charles Swithinbank, who passed away in 2014.

The event is being held at the Royal Geographical Society, and they will have some of their historic polar collections on display in the Foyle Reading Room to view before the lecture starts.

Doors open at 18.15 for a 19.00 start. There will be a pay bar available before and after the event.

See details of this event.

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Friends of SPRI Signature Voyage
Greenland & Baffin Island

September 2018

Join the Friends of SPRI and members of the SPRI faculty in conjunction with Ice-Tracks on this exciting trip. Read more...

Friends' Lecture Series

The Friends' Lectures take place regularly throughout the year and are open to all.

Previous events

Get a taste of the previous events organised by the Friends.

More events at SPRI

SPRI holds a range of other events which may be of interest to Friends:

Polar Museum events

The Polar Museum holds an exciting series of events throughout the year.

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Social sciences seminars

Humanities and social sciences seminars from world-leading researchers.

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Polar Museum exhibitions

The Polar Museum has a rolling series of exhibitions, open to all.

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Physical sciences seminars

Physical sciences seminars from world-leading researchers from SPRI and beyond.

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