A New Year Expedition

The Weddell Sea Expedition 2019 departs in January, exploring one of the harshest regions of Antarctica to gather vital data on the rare and little studied species of marine life which inhabit the icy western Weddell Sea ecosystem. The team will also attempt to locate and survey the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship 'Endurance'.

The expedition team of over thirty scientists, surveyors and other researchers, many of whom are based with us at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), will be led by incoming Friends of SPRI Chairman Dr John Shears, with the scientific programme led by SPRI Director Professor Julian Dowdeswell.


BBC Radio 3

SPRI Senior Academic, Dr Michael Bravo, and FoSPRI Arctic Artist in Residence 2017, Kat Austen, recently took part in BBC Radio 3 programme 'Free Thinking' to talk about the subject of Ice.

Listen again to the programme here

Nobel Dialogues

Professor Julian Dowdeswell was invited to participate in the 2018 Nobel Week, Nobel Dialogues event 'Water Matters' last month in Stockholm.

Watch the discussions, 'The Oceans' and 'Water and Climate Change'


Bridging Binaries

Following December's sold out pilot tours, 'Bridging Binaries' LGBTQ+ tours will be running once again in 2019.

Explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge University Museums and Collections.

Book your free place here

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