Extreme Engineering: Antarctica

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Join British Antarctic Survey’s former Director of Operations, Tim Stockings at the Royal Academy of Engineering for an evening in conversation about the new polar research ship for Britain.  Discover and learn, how excellence in engineering is critical for ensuring that Britain remains at the forefront of climate, biodiversity and ocean research in the Polar regions.

The RRS Sir David Attenborough, is part of a multi-million pound modernisation programme, which is set to transform how the UK both enables and supports frontier science in Antarctica. With a state-of-the art wharf, and a seven-year construction programme that has been put in place to upgrade or replace Antarctic research facilities, this modernisation programme represents the largest Government investment in polar science infrastructure since the 1980s.


6.00pm Registration opens
6.30pm Welcome address
Dr Hayaatun Sillem,
CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering
6.45pm Lecture: Extreme Engineering: Antarctica 
Tim Stockings, Operations Director, British Antarctic Survey
7.25pm Question and answer session
8.00pm Networking reception
8.30pm Close


British Antarctic Survey’s former Director of Operations, Captain Tim Stockings read Engineering at Imperial College, London before joining the Royal Navy to fly helicopters. Tim is responsible for ships, aircraft, field stations, engineering, logistics and support functions in the most inhospitable environment on earth.


Tickets for the lecture cost £10.00 including VAT. Details of how to register can be found here.

Registration closes on Friday 26th October at 12:00 pm BST.

Student registration is free of charge. Please contact Rebecca Baker to register for student tickets. Proof of student ID will be required on admission.