POSTPONED – OPEN DAY: Ice Worlds Festival

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Ice Worlds – An exciting festival of discovery! We are hosting a ‘drop in’ open day at British Antarctic Survey on Saturday 21st March 2020 as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

There will be a large number of stands celebrating our science and work in Antarctica and beyond. Discover what life is like as a polar scientist or engineer. Learn what it takes to build a polar research ship. Find out why polar bears don’t eat penguins! Marvel at the amazing innovation behind Antarctic and Arctic research.

From real-life marine robotics to a LEGO® model of the RRS Sir David Attenborough, from a skidoo to a selfie station, we have something for everyone. Meet the scientists, engineers and support staff that make the work of British Antarctic Survey possible.

Be curious, how do we support fieldwork in one of the most remote regions on the planet? Be inspired, do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer, a scientist or an engineer? Join us and find out!

No need to book, come and join us between 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday 21st March at British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET.

Guests are requested to park at the nearby Madingley Road Park and Ride facility or to use public transport where possible.

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Accessibility information:

The BAS Aurora Innovation Centre, where this event is held, has two accessible parking bays right outside its main entrance. There is step-free access to the building, and the public areas of the building are wheelchair accessible. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets on both floors, and a lift to access all floors. For any other queries or more specific accessibility information please contact us at [email protected].



On Friday 13th March 2020, Professor Lloyd Peck will be presenting ‘Frontiers for Life in Antarctica‘ as part of Wolfson Explores Borders at Lee Hall, Wolfson College, Barton Road, CB3 9BB, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Registration is required.

You can also Meet Your Friendly Neighbourhood Climate Scientists in a public talk at British Antarctic Survey on Tuesday 17th March 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Registration is required.


In collaboration with Cambridge Science Festival 2020