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!

Dreaming of Antarctica Photo Exhibition at UCLH
18 July to 4 September 2019

A photography exhibition in the Street Gallery of UCLH - a space dedicated to art in the context of healing.  The page is also collecting donations. Your funding will help set up the exhibition and profits from sales will go to UCLH Arts and the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

Find out more and donate here

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

Symposium: A celebration of women in Antarctica
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 17-18 October 2019

Join us for a symposium that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first All-Woman Research Team in Antarctica. Led by Dr. Lois Jones, this team of four women from The Ohio State University made polar history when they went to Antarctica in 1969. 

Led by Dr. Lois Jones, this team of four women from The Ohio State University made polar history when they went to Antarctica in 1969. The symposium will look at women’s past, present, and future in science, research, discovery, and leadership.

Speakers will include polar scientists, historians, explorers, and two members of the original team. The symposium will look at women's past, present, and future in science, research, discovery, and leadership. 

Presented by the Byrd Center

Find out more here

FRISP 2019: Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes
The Queen’s College, Oxford 15-18 September 2019


FRISP is an annual meeting to share research related to ice shelves, and their interactions with the ice sheet, ocean, and atmosphere. It is an Expert Group of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), and has organised regular meetings in Europe since 1984. FRISP is an appropriate meeting to present work in progress and discuss emerging research ideas, and is well-suited to early career researchers as well as senior scientists. 

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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.