Talks Programme – Antarctica: Life in a hostile land

Antarctica: Life in a hostile land allows you to experience the wonders of Antarctica and the human relationship with the most hostile continent on Earth. Our talks programme through this exhibitions stay at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery offers you a great opportunity to learn more about Antarctica from local and nationally renowned experts.

Jonathan Walton – 3pm “An introduction to Antarctica” – Tuesday 13 June 3pm – 4pm

Join Jonathan Walton for an exciting introduction to the wonders of Antarctica. With his experience working in Antarctica spanning 40 years, Jonathan is an expert on the continent and how it has changed a

Image of Jonathan Walton, who is to give a talk at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery in Antarctica surrounded by snow, ice and mountains

Jonathan Walton in Antarctica

nd we’re sure he has some fascinating anecdotes he’ll share from his time ‘down south’.

Advanced booking is essential.

Pricing

General Admission – £4.50
Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – £3.50
Season Ticket Holders – £3.50
Art Fund Members – £3.50

Graham Wright – “Dog Sledging in Antarctica” – Thursday 6 July 7pm – 8pm 

Graham was in Antarctica for five years in the early 1970s. He was stationed at Halley Bay and was Base Commander at Stonington Island. He has a great enthusiasm and respect for the many dogs who served in the Antarctic and brings their story to life in a talk which will charm both dog lovers and those who just want to know how life can be lived in such extreme conditions by man and beast alike.

Advanced booking is essential.

Pricing

General Admission – £4.50
Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – £3.50
Season Ticket Holders – £3.50
Art Fund Members – £3.50

Ben Osborne – “Wildlife in Antarctica” – Saturday 5 August – 3pm – 4pm

Antarctica has one of the most breath-taking, yet fragile, ecosystems on Earth which is home to some of the planets most amazing animals. From penguins to whales and seals to albatross, Ben Osborne will take on a journey through the amazing Antarctic wildlife.

Advanced booking is essential.

Pricing

General Admission – £4.50
Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – £3.50
Season Ticket Holders – £3.50
Art Fund Members – £3.50

Mark Combes/Steve Jones – “Surveying for survival in Antarctica” – Thursday 7 September 7pm – 8pm

Learn about how the UK’s Halley base has changed over two decades and the challenges that have been involved. This talk will be light-hearted, non-technical and very informative covering the changes in the base from the first Halley base right through to the present Halley VI research station. You will hear the very latest news about ice cracks in Antarctic ice shelves!

Advanced booking is essential.

Pricing

General Admission – £4.50
Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – £3.50
Season Ticket Holders – £3.50
Art Fund Members – £3.50

For more information or to book your place at one of these fascinating talks, please visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery or call 01743 258888.