POSTPONED – F J Hooper: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13

This event has been postponed – new date to be announced. The Box Office team will be in contact with all customers in due course. Please read the latest statement on our news page.

A Talk by Martyn Griffiths

The British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913 was led by Robert Falcon Scott, with F J Hooper as the steward on the trip. The expedition spent two winters at Cape Evans, a rocky cape on the west side of Ross Island, Antarctica. Extensive scientific investigations and explorations were conducted along the coast of Victoria Land and on the Ross Ice Shelf.

Unfortunately, the expedition was one of mishaps and bad luck throughout, ending in tragedy for a number of the party.

Martyn Griffiths will be looking at the history of this adventure, referencing F J Hooper’s diary from the time.

F J Hooper after return from the southern Journey with Scott.

Object of the Month

Taking place on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm, our Object of the Month talks put different objects from our collections in to the spot light. Each month the talks focus on a different object from paintings, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics.

As well as exploring objects from our art collections Object of the Month will also reveal the hidden histories of objects from our fascinating Social History, Maritime and Egyptology collections. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers.

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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