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Katharine Cashman FRS and Emma Stibbon RA at Spike Island, Bristol in 2018.

Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

The Year That Made Antarctica

The Year That Made Antarctica – Exhibition Tours

Tue 13 June 2017 - Tue 27 June 2017

The Polar Museum

Join us for a free tour of our new temporary exhibition, The Year That Made Antarctica: People, politics & the International Geophysical Year.
Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet. Among many other achievements, the year laid the foundations for the Antarctic Treaty which has preserved the continent for science and peaceful activity for almost sixty years.

Cost: Free

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: Rosie Amos Website


All times

Tue 13 June 2017 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tue 27 June 2017 1:15PM - 1:45PM


Address: The Polar Museum
Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road
Email: museum@spri.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 336540
Fax: +44 (0)1223 336540