Our previous call out was a great success so we have another request from Allan: Anyone in the Hampshire area interesting in visiting another BAS club member who is not in the best of health, at the moment? Details from email@example.com or 01254 247541.
Malcolm Evans aka Splendid has written to let us know of the sad death of club member James ‘Jim’ Exley. Jim was at base ‘Y’ in ’55 and ’56.
Any FIDS in the Essex area that know club member Nick Mathys and would be interesting in visiting him at his Nursing Home, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or 01254 247541 for details. Thanks, Allan
‘Antarctica: Ice station Rescue’ will be shown on BBC Two on Wednesday 7th June at 21:00. The programme takes you on a journey to Halley and through the relocation with the people working there. It was filmed last season by a BBC Horizon filmaker, Natalie Hewit, who was documenting the relocation as part of the…
The Club wishes to pass on the sad news that club member Professor Bill Sladen, an early FIDS scientist, has died at the age of 96.
The latest bulletin is out from the UK AHT. You can read all the articles on their website and a couple are reproduced below….
Port Lockroy Team Selection – Port Lockroy selection has a reputation of being an exhausting, interesting and fun-packed two days and this year was no exception. The team of 12 candidates all gathered at an outdoor centre near Wellingborough on the 15th May for an evening together before two full on days with the 11 strong UKAHT selection team.
Antarctica: Life in a Hostile Land – a new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – opens on 5 June and runs until 17 September. The exhibition explores the changing human interaction with Antarctica from early 1900s exploration to current scientific research. Visitors will get to experience a BAS field camp complete with Nansen…
I am a student at the University of Tasmania and have an interest in Antarctic research as my father-in-law and husband have spent considerable time ‘down south’. I’m completing a Uni survey which looks at the positive effects of deployment to Antarctica and was hoping you might be able to publish the link to the short survey on your site or Facebook. It’s completely anonymous, and I have included the study invitation which links to the online survey.
The May 2017 Magazine now available for viewing and download. Members can go to Club Website; Members; Magazines and click on the May 2017 Magazine link
The most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions is presented this week (Tuesday 25 April) at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) in Vienna. Over 250 marine geologists and glaciologists from around the world have spent the last four years collating stunning seafloor and glacial landform images to publish the new Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms. This new compilation enables researchers to interpret the history of the Earth’s large ice sheets and view how environmental change has re-shaped the continents.