Harker Glacier, Moraine Fjord, South Georgia. Taken by Frank Hurley. © RGS-IBG
Earlier this week, we were delighted to welcome Alice Oates to speak in our popular, long-running Be Inspired lecture series, which showcases recent research on the Society's Collections.
Alice is one of the Society's Collaborative Doctoral Award students and is based at the University of Cambridge. She spoke about her research into the Halley Bay research station in Antarctica, and took the audience on a journey through 100 years of recruiting polar expeditioners. What kind of people thrive in the 24-hour darkness, extreme cold, and isolation of an Antarctic winter? How did Shackleton’s prestigious polar CV help get his expedition off the ground and onto the ice? What did Scott look for in an Antarctic explorer?
You can watch Alice’s lecture on catch-up, as well as recordings of other recent Be Inspired lectures.
Our programme of Collections-based events continues on Monday 21 November with a Be Inspired talk by Alexander Maitland on the history of the Society’s Gold Medallists. We then head to Everest on Wednesday 23 November, with a panel discussion on recording the first Everest expeditions with Professor Felix Driver, Dr Jonathan Westaway, Atem Lemtur and Maxine Croxall, before welcoming Professor Joan Schwartz on Friday 25 November for a Be Inspired talk on one of the Society’s photographic collections.
For the full list of upcoming Collections events, see what's on.
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