A new page has been added to the BAS Club website to help members with password and username issues.
Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change
The 2015 Kavli Medal and Lecture will be given by Professor Matt A King from the University of Tasmania, Australia.
Professor King was awarded the Kavli Medal for his research in field glaciology, leading to the first reconciled estimate of ice sheet contribution to sea level.
Felicity Aston, the first female to ski across Antarctica alone and unaided, has been awarded an MBE.
The committee are delighted to welcome Beverley Agar as our Minutes Recorder.
Bev currently works at BAS Cambridge in the Polar Records Department.
Thank you and farewell to Kate, the outgoing recorder who is leaving BAS for travel in New Zealand.
Dog Holden, BAS Club Membership Secretary since 2011, stood down from this post at the recent Committee Meeting on 12 February 2015. Dog had originally intended not to stand for re-election at the June 2014 AGM. However, the fact that there was at that time much work still to do on the changes to subscriptions…
A fictional story but worth a listen.
“Film-maker Jen travels to an Antarctic base where tensions are already high among the overwintering crew. Stars Claire Rushbrook.”
Click the image to open in iPlayer.
The BAS Club is looking for a new Minutes Secretary for our Committee meetings. The Committee usually meet 4 times a year at BAS and the meetings last for approximately 3 hours. The next meeting is to be held on 9 April 2015. This is a paid position. Please contact Tony Wincott (BAS Club Committee…
Charlie Forrest – Halley Bay 1960
Notice from Geoff Lovegrove
Charlie suffered a stroke many years ago which left him incapable and unable to speak. He was placed in the China Coast Community and well looked after. Unfortunately, I only came to “know” him after his stroke and was never clear if he understood anything I said although he did seem to react when he looked at Johannes Bothma’s video, “Antarctic Observatory” made the year before Charlie’s time at Halley Bay.
Members may be interested in this recently published book by Felicity Aston.
“This is an amazing book which, in words and pictures, reveals the incredible beauty of Siberia’s frozen north, the harshest inhabited environment on earth.” – Robin Hanbury-Tenison