Antarctic Lecture series at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

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Join staff from British Antarctic Survey, participating in the annual Gilbert White & The Oates Collections Antarctic Lecture series, at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre on 15th February and 15th March starting at 7pm.

The first lecture ‘Halley: Moving Again’ will be given by Simon Garrod, Head of Operation at the British Antarctic Survey. Simon was awarded the Queen’s Polar medal for service in the Antarctic and Arctic in 2012. He will talk about the Halley Research Station, with an overview of the challenges, solutions and future directions of Antarctic operations. Simon has been working in the Antarctic and the Arctic for nearly 25 years. He has been field guide, station leader, traverse leader and field operations manager and was the initial project manager for the Halley relocation project.

The second lecture ‘We are the albatrosses around their necks: human impacts threaten albatrosses on a global scale’ will be given by Professor Richard Phillips. Professor Phillips is the leader of the Higher Predators and Conservation group at British Antarctic Survey, and works on the population, physiological and evolutionary ecology of seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels. He is also involved with the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), trying to develop strategies for improving seabird conservation in the Southern Ocean. His talk will be on the application of population, tracking and other monitoring data to understand and address threats to albatrosses, including from fisheries, invasive species and plastics.

Tickets cost £15 and are available from the Museum shop or from the website.