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Event type: 
Date and time: 
Tuesday 25 July 2017 | 10.30am - 3.30pm
Price: 
Adults £50 (includes entry to the exhibition)
Location: 
Seminar Room
Season: 
Talks & courses
Franklin: Death in the Ice

Explore how the heroic exploration of the Franklin expeditions launched a new era of Arctic development.

Like Franklin’s expedition to map and discover the unknown territories of the Arctic, this course will explore how the heroic exploration of the Franklin expeditions launched a new era of Arctic development.

 

In 1845 the polar explorer Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated crew disappeared in the Canadian Arctic. After over 160 years of searching for the lost Sir John Franklin Arctic expedition, the locations of both his ships, Erebus and Terror, were found in 2014 and 2016. As these missing ships have at long last been found, the legacies of polar exploration can now be considered from the launch of Franklin’s expedition to the discovery of the ships’ final destination. 
 
Uncover the contribution of polar exploration to developing politics of the region and discover how the long search for these ships reveal the difficulties of exploring in the difficult conditions of the polar regions, in the morning session  (10.30am to 1.30pm). After lunch, explore the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition, in Death in the Ice exhibition. 
 
If you are unable to make this date, the same one-day course will take place on 21 October. 
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