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Roy Calne & The Ratchet of Science

Science has a responsibility for its consequences, even if these are not anticipated. In view of the history of science, it would be prudent to attempt a continuing peaceful dialogue to avoid future confrontation. Roy Calne studied correspondence between scientists and philosophers, including most notably, Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell.

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Ryan Harris swimming over the bow of HMS Investigator.  © Parks Canada  Brett Seymour, NPS

The search for Franklin's lost ships: a talk by marine archaeologist Ryan Harris

Wed 16 January 2013

Scott Polar Research Institute

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY, NOT THURSDAY 17 JANUARY AS LISTED INCORRECTLY IN THE UNIVERSITY'S WHAT'S ON E-BULLETIN

NOW FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE EMAIL TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST

After battling ice, lead poisoning and Arctic weather conditions, the explorer Sir John Franklin and his entire crew of 129 perished on a search for Canada's Northwest Passage in 1845. Their ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were lost and haven't been found to this day. This tragic expedition captivated the Victorian public and became the stuff of legend.

Ryan Harris, an underwater archaeologist with the Canadian Government, has been involved in four campaigns to track down the Franklin vessels. This is a unique experience to hear from one of the investigators trying to piece together their story.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

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Enquiries: Rosie Amos Website Email: ra395@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 336540

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Wed 16 January 2013 6:30PM - 8:00PM

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Address: Scott Polar Research Institute
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