TVN Study Day: Polar Exploration – from Past to Present

6 members of Risborough U3A attended this most interesting study day.

Robert Headland (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge) spoke  about the history of the exploration of the Antarctic by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.

Lt Cdr John Ash (ret., also of the Scott Polar Research Institute) gave 2 talks: “The Arctic, Submarines and Security: Science and Risk of a Warming Environment”, and “Exploring Frontiers in a Changed Climate”.

Lastly, the explorer and author Alex Hibbert spoke about “The Long Haul” – the unsupported crossing of the Greenland ice cap by self-haulage of equipment and supplies.

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