Exploring the extremes

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 2 May

The Theatre

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

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  • Join scientists who do research on the highest mountains and deepest oceans of the world.

    Credit: shrimpo1967 via Wikimedia and Public Domain via pixabay


Standard £14


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

From the top of Mount Everest to the bottom of the sea, humans love to explore. Join scientific adventurer Greg Foot for an evening of extremes with mountaineer medic Dan Martin and oceanographer explorer Leigh Marsh as they discuss what it takes to do research in ocean deep and on mountain high.

About the speakers

Greg Foot is a science presenter and a regular contributor for Blue Peter. He is fascinated by exploration in extreme environments and has been to both Everest Base Camp and in submersibles 300m deep. 

Dan Martin is a mountaineer, medic and the director of the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine. In 2007 he summited Everest and measured the lowest blood oxygen level of any living healthy human (his own!).

Leigh Marsh is the lead communications officer for technology at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton. Her remit includes communicating the development and operations of all of the NOC's robotic and autonomous vehicles for scientific exploration of the deep ocean. She is also a visiting research fellow with the University of Southampton.

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