Antarctica In Sight: Live!

A new series of online talks bringing together explorers, scientists, artists and historians with a unique understanding of the icy continent. Antarctica In Sight: Live! will delve into the lesser known stories from Antarctica's past, discuss the major technological innovations of the present, and look ahead to the continent’s role in the future of our planet.

UPCOMING TALKS

The Secret Life of Penguins 6th December 2021

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Antarctic penguins - from an A-Z of the species, a run down of their family units and the extraordinary ways they communicate, to what studying penguins can tell us about the climate crisis. Speakers include: Ruth Peacey, wildlife filmmaker and Michael Dunn, seabird ecologist with the British Antarctic Survey.

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21st Century Heroism 5th January 2022

On the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, modern-day explorers will look back at the “heroic” era of exploration, asking what it took back then, what heroism looks like now and what lessons we can learn 100 years on. With polar explorer Ben Saunders & chaired by Henrietta Hammant.

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The Future of the Antarctic Treaty 31 January 2022

Following the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty being adopted into law, Professor Klaus Dodds will look at the treaty as a model for global governance and cooperation, on the earth as well as in space. And, as the time nears to renegotiate, he will ask what the future of the treaty might look like in an increasingly divided world. Chaired by Sumit Paul-Choudhury.

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The Untold Stories of Antarctica

To mark LGBTQ+ History Month and ahead of International Women’s day, a group of historians and experts will come together for a radical re-thinking of Antarctic history. They’ll discuss the Antarctic stories you’ve never heard before; from the Maori explorers who may have reached Antarctica 1,200 years ago to the tales of women, LGBTQ+ and global majority explorers and scientists forgotten by history.

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Designing for Extremes

From finneskos to parkas: how the design of clothing and materials destined for Antarctica has changed over time, and what that tells us about the way humans have adapted to the most extreme climates on earth (and beyond!).

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Antarctica and The Climate Crisis

Doomsday glaciers, dwindling wildlife - Antarctica is in the news now more than ever before. But what can research in Antarctica tell us about the future of our planet? And what hope and inspiration can we find in the icy continent as we face our biggest challenges yet?

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Following the event date, each talk will be available to watch with captions on this webpage. If you require any additional assistance in attending or accessing the talks, please get in touch at info@ukaht.org and we will do everything we can to accommodate. 

Antarctica In Sight: Live! is made possible through support from Viking.

 

Want to hear more? Listen to our podcast!

Our podcast 'A Voyage To Antarctica' delves further into the extraordinary human stories of the wildest, windiest place on our planet. Hear from explorers, scientists and writers who’ve built their lives around this incredible continent, uncover untold histories, and gain insight into the cutting-edge research happening here, on the front-line in the fight against climate change. All from the people who’ve been there and make it happen. 

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Want to hear more? Listen to our podcast!

Our podcast 'A Voyage To Antarctica' delves further into the extraordinary human stories of the wildest, windiest place on our planet. Hear from explorers, scientists and writers who’ve built their lives around this incredible continent, uncover untold histories, and gain insight into the cutting-edge research happening here, on the front-line in the fight against climate change. All from the people who’ve been there and make it happen. 

Listen now