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George Howard Darwin and the ‘Public’ Understanding of Nature

This lecture examines George Howard Darwin’s development of the field of geophysics and approaches to disseminating complex theories to public audiences across the globe.

People on the deck the Quest wrangle with scientific apparatus.

Free talk: The Science of Quest

Thu 15 September

The Polar Museum

A century after Shackleton's final expedition returned to port, join historian of science Dr Sam Robinson to hear how the expedition marked a key transition from the age of heroic exploration in Antarctica to the beginnings of sustained scientific enquiry. The Shackleton-Rowett expedition, also known as the 'Quest' expedition after the name of the ship, paved the way for today's Antarctic research.

Cost: Free

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Thu 15 September 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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Address: The Polar Museum
Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1ER
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Email: museum@spri.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 336540
Fax: +44 (0)1223 336540
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