Why do Scott and Shackleton Matter?


30 Mar
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Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

The Wakes, Selborne

GU34 3JH

Making sense of Britain’s relationship to Antarctica

Captain Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton were understood by generations to be explorer-heroes, despite their varying fortunes in Antartica. Over time, a veritable cottage industry has sprung up lionising, evaluating, criticising and belittling their reputations. Instead, Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, Klaus Dodds, will take you on another journey - where we tackle their hidden legacy - and show how it shapes today's 'polar geopolitics'. As well as discovering along the way, what 'Boaty McBoatface was all about!



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