skip to primary navigation skip to content

Friends' Events

Friends' Events

Stay up to date with Friends' events on social media: Twitter logo Facebook logo LinkedIn logo Instagram

Upcoming events

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


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...

Book cover

Friends Lecture

When Your Life Depends on It

Extreme Decision making lessons from the Antarctic

Brad Borkan

Thursday 11th October 6-7 pm

SPRI Lecture Theatre

In this exciting and thought-provoking session Brad Borkan talks about the book he co-wrote: When Your Life Depends on It.

The book describes the harrowing, real, life-and-death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers. It also reveals lessons from their situations to help us make better decisions in our modern-day lives.

FREE Please come along.

No booking necessary.

South Georgia Association

FoSPRI Talk and AGM

Saturday 10th November 10:45 - 5:00pm

SPRI Lecture Theatre

An all day event of talks by the South Georgia Association, followed by the Friends AGM.

More information and booking.

Michael Palin

Fund-raising event!

Michael Palin Talk

Wednesday 28th November 7:00pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

BMS Lecture Theatre Chemistry Department, Cambridge (next door to SPRI).

The former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe trotter- brings to life the world and voyages of HMS EREBUS.‚Äč

Booking your ticket now!

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.

Read more

Social sciences seminars

Humanities and social sciences seminars from world-leading researchers.

Read more

Polar Museum exhibitions

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

Read more

Physical sciences seminars

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

Read more

Visiting Cambridge?

If you are visiting Cambridge, information about accommodation options can be found on the Visit Cambridge website.