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Scott Lecture Series

22 October 2010


Cardiff University is welcoming expert guest speakers from the world of polar exploration and scientific research to deliver The Scott Lecture Series.

Following the success of the University’s Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture delivered by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences’ new public lecture series celebrates the centenary of Captain Scott’s expedition to the South Pole.

Topics will range from Life in the Freezer by Professor John Parkes, Head of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (11 Jan 2011) to Professor Lloyd Peck, British Antarctic Survey on The Surprising Diversity of the Southern Ocean (11 December 2010).

The lectures series is co-ordinated by Dr Simon Wakefield, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, he said: "This series of lectures demonstrates the interest in Antarctic research that exists within Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff. Following Scott's early exploration it's our way of showing the public what Antarctic research is all about now and how vital it is for the future well being of our planet, particularly with regard to what it tells us about extreme environments and climate change"

The series began on 12 October with a lecture by Professor Tavi Murray, Swansea University. It will continue on 9 November with How Green was Antarctica? by Professor Jane Francis, University of Leeds.

All lectures will be held at 6:30pm in the Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University. Entrance is free and no booking is required.

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