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Laura Ibbett

Laura Ibbett


Part time (50%)

Laura first became interested in polar science and exploration after a short contract cataloguing Geologists papers at the British Antarctic Survey. The project introduced her to the archive profession and she went on to spend the next 10 years working for Cambridgeshire County Council's busy archive service.

She was initially employed at SPRI to help run the archive during the Heritage Lottery Funded Collection Cultures Shackleton project, 2016-2019. Since then she has worked on the Institute's Oral History collection and Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 papers. Her current project is to catalogue the papers of Glaciologist and TAE expedition member Hal Lister.



  • 2015- : Chief Library Assistant - Archivist, Scott Polar Research Institute.
  • 2012-2015: Lead Archives Assistant, Huntingdonshire Archives.
  • 2005-2012: Archives Assistant, Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire Archives.
  • 2004-2005: Assistant Archivist, British Antarctic Survey.


  • PGDip Archives Administration (Aberystwyth).
  • MSc Geographical Information Management (Cranfield).
  • BSc Geology (UCL).

External activities

  • Member of the Archives and Records Association