Join us for an evening to learn more about Antarctica's unique geopolitical situation, current research being conducted, as well as an insight into the future of this continent.
The UK has long been at the forefront of Antarctic exploration, from Scott and Shackleton to the more recent Weddell Sea Expedition. Protected for peaceful and scientific reasons, Antarctica is also where the UK's role in climate science began with Operation Tabarin, and continues today through international research programmes.
But in the context of a changing geopolitical landscape, amidst other pressures, we ask how Antarctica's environment and resources should be managed today.
Bethan Davies is a Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. Bethan is a glacial geologist interested in the interaction between glaciers and climate over multiple timescales. Her current research interests are orientated towards the Antarctic Peninsula, the Patagonian Ice Sheet and the last British-Irish Ice Sheet.
Germana Nicklin is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, University of New Zealand, where she researches borders and border security, with a special interest in liminal and obscured borders. She has had over 30 years experience in the public sector including 17 years in the New Zealand Customs Service.
Category: Attractions | Talks & Lectures
General Admission: GBP 6.0
Artists / Speakers: Paul Rose