The Turner Twins - World first adventurers

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 11 August

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • What does it take to survive in extremes?

    Credit: The Turner Twins and George Bullard


Standard £14


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

Hugo and Ross Turner have travelled to extremes in the name of science: across the Atlantic Ocean, up 5000m peaks and over the Greenland polar ice cap. As identical twins, they are uniquely able to test how the body survives in these extreme environments, and how new materials, diet and technology can help. Come and hear more about their incredible journeys, and see the equipment they needed to survive in these wild places.

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speakers

Hugo and Ross are two charismatic brothers whose curiosity has set them on an unconventional life path that searches for answers by attempting world first expeditions which combine pioneering medical research and unique studies of historic expeditions. 

Hugo and Ross are working in partnership with King’s College London’s Department of Twin Research and GlaxoSmithKline’s Human Performance Lab to help better understand our genetic and physical make-up. They are the only twins in the world that are developing pioneering expeditions which provide a unique platform and opportunity for medical research to study how their bodies are affected (as twins) in hostile and extreme environments to advance medical knowledge and understanding.

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