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North Devon lecture - Polar wives: the untold story of polar exploration by...
Fri 28 April 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
North Devon 'hub' summer lecture
Polar Wives: the untold stories of exploration.
Friday 28th April, 7.30pm, Braunton Academy, North Devon
Author Kari Herbert draws on her own experience of a polar-exploring family to tell the stories of the women in the lives of the great Victorian and Edwardian polar explorers. She explores the lives of sculptor Kathleen Scott; Jo Peary - the first white woman to travel in the high Arctic, and the indomitable Jane Franklin. Herbert's vivid storytelling shows how these women played a crucial role in supporting their husbands’ expeditions, often at great peril, and gives a personal insight into challenges of polar exploration. Herbert began her own travelling at the age of ten months when she went to live on a remote island in the High Arctic with her mother and father, pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert. Her memoir, The Explorer’s Daughter, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week.
Advance tickets: £3 | RGS-IBG members free | students free
All tickets on the door: £5 (no discounts)
- Doors open at 7.00pm
- A complimentary drink is included in ticket price and a donation may be made for further bevarages
- Admittance is by ticket only and a limited number of tickets may be available to purchase on the evening
- Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable