Gunpowder, Scott, and the King of Norway: The surprising story of people and penguins

A talk by Dr David Gledhill.

When the Whaling ship Terra Nova left Cardiff for Antarctica, in 1910 they became known for the famous race to plant a flag on the unknown continent as told by the press back home.

Less well known is the expeditions scientific mission which included collecting eggs of Emperor penguins. Why? Well, that’s only one good question…

Why are penguins black and white? Do penguins have knees? What do you call a penguin in the dessert? and how did one come by a knighthood? Find out about the strange biology and life history of seemingly familiar groups of birds. How they found their way to Europe and became a popular icon. It’s time to ppp…pick up some facts.

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