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2018 Antarctic Lectures: Going to Extremes

Ever wondered what it is like to walk to the South Pole?

In November 2015 Julian Thomas, newly appointed as Master at Wellington College, and with a passion for outdoor trekking and climbing, walked from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. He set off in late November and reached the South Pole on 9th January 2015 (at the same time of the year but somewhat quicker than Captain Scott’s team). His talk will explore how the Antarctic takes you to extremes in so many ways, not just in terms of temperature.

Sponsored by: NFU Mutual Alton Branch


Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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