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Human Endeavour in Antarctica and Space
June 10, 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 6:45 PM BSTFree – £85
On the 10th June 2016, the University of Northampton will host the conference ‘Human Endeavour in Antarctica and Space’. Using Antarctica and Space as the context, the accomplished conference speakers will discuss a variety of topics connected to science, exploration and endeavour, photography and entrepreneurship.
Antarctica has often been used as a context to study humans in isolation and served as an analogue environment for human spaceflight. Bringing speakers together who have been involved in both Antarctic and Space related endeavours offers a unique experience and one which we hope will go some way to inspire others in their own work and life.
We are delighted to offer such an exciting line up of presenters. The expeditioning duo ‘The Turner Twins’ will talk about their new vs. old journeys in some of the wildest places on Earth. There will also be a chance to look at some of the old equipment that would have been similar to the gear used by historic expedition teams during the golden age of exploration. Professor Gro Sandal will talk about her work with the European Space Agency and preparing humans for long-duration space missions. Dr Beth Healey will offer an insight into what it is like to overwinter in Antarctica. The experienced diver, Kelvin Murray, will talk about his diving expeditions, working for the British Antarctic Survey and current involvement with Blue Abyss. The impressive photographer, Martin Hartley, will wow us with the images he has captured in the Arctic and Antarctic. Last but certainly not least, Simon Middleton will talk about his own endeavours in entrepreneurship and forming of the Shackleton Company.
During the conference there will be plenty of time for networking, discussion and questions.
Guests will be provided with a hot lunch on arrival and a sandwich before departure as well as refreshment breaks throughout the day.
If you are interested in attending the day, please register.