Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 30/10/2018 18:3030/10/2018 20:30Extreme Engineering: AntarcticaRoyal Academy of Engineering, Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

A new polar research ship, The RRS Sir David Attenborough, is part of a multi-million pound modernisation programme, which is set to transform how the UK enables and supports frontier science in Antarctica. 

With a state-of-the art wharf, and a seven-year construction programme that has been put in place to upgrade or replace Antarctic research facilities, this modernisation programme represents the largest Government investment in polar science infrastructure since the 1980s. 

Join us to hear Captain Tim Stockings, British Antarctic Survey's former Director of Operations, in conversation with Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondant at the Guardian, to hear how cutting edge engineering is vital to keep Britain at the forefront of climate, biodiversity and ocean research in the Polar regions. 


6.00pm Registration opens 
6.30pm Welcome 
Dr Hayaatun Sillem, 
CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering 

Extreme Engineering: Antarctica 
Captain Tim Stockings, former Operations Director, British Antarctic Survey in conversation with Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent, at the Guardian

7.25pm Question and answer session 
7.50pm Networking reception 
8.30pm Close 


Captain Tim Stockings read Engineering at Imperial College, London before joining the Royal Navy to fly helicopters.

As former Operations Director for the Cambridge-based British Antartic Survey he is responsible for ships, aircraft, field stations, engineering, logistics and support functions in the most inhospitable environment on earth. 



Tickets for the lecture cost £10.00 including VAT. 

Student registration is free of charge. Please contact Rebecca Baker to register for student tickets. Proof of student ID will be required on admission. 


All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to the Events Team. A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Tuesday 23 October 2018. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.

For further information, please contact Rebecca Baker.