Expeditions into uncharted areas and unfamiliar countries underpinned early scientific research. Through observations and an incredible curiosity for their surroundings, early explorers helped develop our understanding of nature and paved the way for modern day research.
Journey to the South Pole using recently rediscovered footage from the Royal Society archives showing the establishment of the first scientific base at Halley in 1956.
Join our expert panel as we discuss the importance of polar exploration in scientific endeavour.
Professor Eric Wolff FRS, University of Cambridge
Camilla Nichol, UK Antarctic Heritage Trust
Dr Richard Powell, Scott Polar Research Institute
Dr Anna Jones, British Antarctic Survey
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An audio recording for this event is available above.