Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5.00PM & Bank Holidays

The Hidden face of Antarctica

Prof. David Vaughan, Director of science at BAS will take you beneath Antarctica’s vast ice sheets, where there are mountain ranges the size of the Alps, lakes bigger than Windermere, rivers, streams and ancient volcanoes. Prof Vaughan will lead the audience on a journey through the secrets of this mysterious frozen world, and explains why what happens there matters to us all. He has led seven scientific expeditions to explore what lies beneath Antarctica. His personal research interests include glaciology, climate and sea-level rise, the role of ice in the Earth system and the societal implications of climate change and rising sea levels.

Photograph: Calving glacier in Paradise Bay by Kristine Hannon

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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