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Be inspired: Dr Edward Wilson: Antarctic explorer and Scott’s confidant and friend - Isobel Williams

[In-person] A look at the life of ornithologist, natural historian, physician and artist Edward Wilson, who ultimately perished with Scott after reaching the South Pole in 1912.

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Be inspired: Isabella Bird: Britain’s fearless Victorian adventurer, and her magic lantern slides

Jacki recreates Isabella Bird's lecture on Western China using her original magic lantern slides, and discusses her solo world travels.

Be inspired: Man of action and man of books: Shackleton as reader and writer - Dr Jan Piggott

Famous explorers were often inspired by literature; none read more widely than Shackleton.

Be Inspired: Herbert Ponting - Anne Strathie

From California, via Japan to the Antarctic, Anne Strathie follows the creator of some of the 20th century’s most iconic images.

Be Inspired: Gotham rising - Jules Stewart

The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre. It was Gotham's defining decade.