Extreme Antarctica: Science, engineering and construction

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The Cambridge Festival 2021 takes place over two weeks 26 March – 4 April 2021. Throughout the festival, British Antarctic Survey is hosting a series of online talks and premiering on-demand videos for the whole family to enjoy!

Cambridge University Festival LogoExtreme Antarctica: Science, engineering and construction

Antarctica is geographically remote and far away but what happens there affects us all. Join British Antarctic Survey scientists and operational staff for a series of exciting talks to learn how our research can help predict how the polar regions may respond to future climate change.

Talks will cover research on climate change, sea-level rise, biodiversity and will include a look at the UK’s new polar ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough– one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world. Discover how our scientists are unravelling the secrets of the past to predict the future.

 

And get up close and personal to our new polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough – learn about its science capabilities including a moon pool which will allow researchers to study the ocean like never before.

 

Event programme (Further information and booking details coming soon!)


Friday 26 March, 11:00am

Profile photograph of Professor Dame Jane Francis.Live event with Q&A led by Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic Survey.

Booking link will be available here shortly!

 

 

 


Saturday 27 March

A satellite image of the continent of Antarctica

Release of new Youtube playlist: Science talks for children.

Including an introduction to Antarctica with Dr Huw Griffiths, exploring Thwaites Glacier with Dr Kelly Hogan and learning about Emperor Penguins with Dr Peter Fretwell.

Link will be shared on this page, and BAS social media, at 9:00am GMT, 27 March.

 


Monday 29 March

A profile photograph of Captain Will WhatleyA talk by Captain Will Whatley, Polar Master, RRS Sir David Attenborough.

Link will be shared on this page, and BAS social media, at 9:00am BST, 29 March.

 

 

 


Tuesday 30 March

A photograph of Dr Sophie Fielding working onboard a ship

A talk by Dr Sophie Fielding, Science Co-ordinator, RRS Sir David Attenborough.

Link will be shared on this page, and BAS social media, at 9:00am BST, 30 March.

 

 


Wednesday 31 March

RRS Sir David Attenborough ship at sea

RRS Sir David Attenborough video premier.

Link will be shared on this page, and BAS social media, at 9:00am BST, 31 March.

 

 

 


Wednesday 31 March, Time TBC

An icy landscape.

The ‘Climate Scientists‘ podcast: live recording with Q&A.

Led by Dr Dan Jones and Dr Ella Gilbert.

Booking link will be available here shortly!

 

 


 

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Take a look at the full Cambridge Festival event programme here.

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