On the 27th April we will be joined by Professor David Vaughan for the last of our Antarctic Lecture series. Professor Vaughan is the Director of Science at British Antarctic Survey with responsibility for the strategic development and excellence in scientific output of the science teams employed by the British Antarctic Survey. He chairs the BAS Science Strategy Team and is a member of the Science Board of the National Environmental Research Council.
Professor Vaughan will be talking about the Hidden face of Antarctica what lies below the ice. Beneath Antarctica’s vast ice sheets are mountain ranges the size of the Alps, lakes bigger than Windermere, rivers, streams and ancient volcanoes. Prof Vaughn 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 exhibitions 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.