|Sara Wheeler in sunnier climes at Leptis Magna, Libya.|
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Sara Wheeler Steps Where Penguins Fear to Tread with Stories of the Antarctic.
Sara Wheeler, travel writer and biographer will share stories of the Polar Regions in talks in Dundee, Dunfermline and Edinburgh on February 5th to 7th
Sara will uncover the beautiful, brutal reality of the Polar regions, telling stories about her seven months in Antarctica and many visits to the Arctic, including anecdotes, science, and the difference between the two places.
Sara spent seven months in Antarctica as the writer in residence of the US National Science Foundation. She wrote the book Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica based on her time there, including spending the night sleeping in the captain’s bunk in Scott’s Hut.
These talks are part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks programme. The Dundee talk is kindly sponsored by the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers.
Dundee: Tuesday 5th February at 7.30pm.
Dundee University’s Tower Building, Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HN.
Dunfermline: Wednesday 6th February at 7:30pm.
Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline, KY12 7JA
Edinburgh: Thursday 7th FEbruary at 7:30pm.
Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE
Tickets are £8 for adults, (redeemable if buying membership) and free for students, under 18s and for RSGS members. Tickets are available on the day from the venue. For more information about any of our talks this season please visit www.rsgs.org/events/