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Scientists Abroad - Royal Society expeditions in the 20th century

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November
052010

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Speaker: Mr George Hemmen

The Royal Society has a long tradition of sponsoring scientific expeditions to all parts of the world. Although less famous than James Cook’s 18th century voyages, a number of expeditions were mounted in the 20th century to places such as Antarctica, the Solomon Islands, Brazil, and Aldabra Atoll. This talk will give a brief overview of the aims and outcomes of these programmes, illustrated by original photography taken by expedition members.

Scientists Abroad - Royal Society expeditions in the 20th century

The Royal Society has a long tradition of sponsoring scientific expeditions to all parts of the world. Although less famous than James Cook’s 18th century voyages, a number of expeditions were mounted in the 20th century to places such as Antarctica, the Solomon Islands, Brazil, and Aldabra Atoll. This talk will give a brief overview of the aims and outcomes of these programmes, illustrated by original photography taken by expedition members.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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