The Science of Quest

The Science of Quest

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The Polar Museum

Lensfield Road

Cambridge

CB2 1ER

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A century after Shackleton’s final expedition returned to port, join historian of science Dr Sam Robinson for this free talk.

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The Science of Quest

Thursday 15 September

  • Doors open: 5.30pm - guests are welcome to look around the Polar Museum before the talks start.
  • Talk: 6.00pm-7.00pm

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.

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