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Friends Lent Term Lecture Series - 2008

Friends Lent Term Lecture Series - 2008

All lectures are in the Lecture Theatre and begin at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm) except for the South Georgia Association evening on 23rd Feb. when doors will open at 7:15pm for 8:00pm start. Lectures generally last for about an hour, including questions, and are followed by tea or coffee in the entrance hall. Attendance is free and open to all. By special arrangement, the SPRI museum is also open before lectures.

Feb 9th - Robert Smith - Project Manager, SPRI

'From Dreams to Reality' - A new Museum, Museum Store and Archive for SPRI.

Feb 23rd - South Georgia Association

The whaling history of South Georgia

Whaling films of the busy times at Grytviken

Doors open at 7:15pm

Mar 8th - PO Steve Paris-Hunter RN,FRGS

'Kayak 66° South'

A spectacular and challenging voyage by kayak around James Ross Island in the Antarctic Peninsular

Mar 29th – Michael Smith – Author & journalist

'Tom Crean – Unsung hero of Antarctic Exploration'

Tom Crean's astonishing exploits in the Antarctic were overlooked for decades. Michael explains why.

May 17th – Dr. Mike Stroud – 'From Ice to Dust'

Mike is a well-known explorer in his own right as well as accompanying Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt. on many of the latter's extraordinary polar exploits. In his wry and unassuming manner, Mike revealed the inside details of these challenges and the extreme suffering survived by both in the extreme conditions.

The Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute look forward to welcoming you to our future lectures in the Michaelmas Term 2008.