Scientific expeditions to the Arctic

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 26 June

The Conversation room

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

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  • Credit: Mario Hoppmann

Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Helen Czerski will discuss how she spent last summer on an icebreaker close to the North Pole, on an expedition to study Arctic weather. It’s a weird environment to live in, but coming home wasn’t straightforward either. It’s a tale of ice and bears and ships... and the evolution of a small village. Proudly presented by The Cosmic Shambles Network. 

About the speaker

Dr Helen Czerski is a physicist, first and foremost, but she’s acquired a few other labels along the way: oceanographer, presenter, author and bubble enthusiast. A regular on The Cosmic Shambles Network, she has also presented a number of acclaimed documentaries for the BBC and her first book, Storm in a Teacup, which looked at the physics of every day things, was a bestseller. Recently she was awarded the prestigious William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics.

 

You can watch an animated video voiced by Helen about the secrets of the ocean floor, or delve into why we need to talk about physics, both on our Ri YouTube channel. 

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm.

Accessibility

The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop. 

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