Events: What's On

You don't need to go all the way to the Antarctica to get a taste of what life is and was like on the frozen continent.  Part of our work in bringing Antarctic heritage to life is either running exclusive events for our members, providing access to other interesting events or simply keeping you up to date on the most exciting Antarctic events taking place.  Discover here the latest polar-themed events taking place around the UK and if you don't see something that takes your fancy this time around, bookmark the page and come back again!

19th Shackleton Autumn School
Athy Ireland, 25-28 October 2019

Lectures – Exhibitions – Film – Drama – Dinner – Excursion 

Athy Heritage Centre– Shackleton Museum 

For information and booking contact: 

Athy Heritage Centre – Shackleton Museum 

Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare 

Tel: 059 – 8633075 


Or find out more here

A Talk by Camilla Nichol on the Antarctic Heritage Trust
Epping Branch, 7 November 2019

Camilla's championing UKAHT again!

Have you ever wanted to know more about UKAHT and our work! Now is your chance to hear it from non other than our CEO - the expert on all things UKAHT.

Catch Camilla presenting on the 7th of November at Epping Branch! Make sure to head along, we would love to see you there!

For more information click here.

The discovery of Antarctica and Antarctica today - David Vaughan, Jane Rumble and Camilla Nichol
RGS London, 18 November 2019

We are super excited to celebrate the bicentenary of the discovery of Antarctica in 2020...

...On the 18 November our CEO Camilla Nichol, David Vaughan, the British Antarctic Survey Science Director, and Jane Rumble the Head of the Polar Regions Department for the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, are conducting a lecture all about Antarctica's history and its unique status as a continent reserved for peace and science. The event is due to take place at the RGS in London, and if you're not already a member of RGS, head along to their page... members of RGS can attend for free...

Find out more here

200 Years of Polar Exploration
Spink London, 18-24 November 2019

Spink like UKAHT, value history... they will be holding a public exhibition charting 200 years of Polar exploration. Rather fitting with the upcoming bicentenary of Antarctica's discovery. The event with pull together a number of institutions, collectors, families and explorers and display artefacts, medals and ephemera. With Thursday late night openings, and a series of talks on Friday, it's going to be a great event.

69 Southampton Row, London.

Find out more here



StoryLab Symposium, Storytelling in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Room: RUS203, ARU Cambridge, 26 November 2019

Join Camilla and StoryLab Research Institute on the 26th of November, to hear discussions on how digital replicas of our material world can favour the recollection of lost memories and identity... the idea that visualisation technologies can tell stories and allow people to reconnect with places that are distant in space and time.... pertinent to the conservation message of heritage in a remote place like Antarctica!

Camilla will discuss this idea in the context of our own exciting projects... this is a super exciting concept and we thoroughly recommend you head along to learn more.

To find out more visit here.


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We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements or +44 (0)1223 813 557.