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‘Alone in Antarctica’: Piers Sellers Memorial Talk 2019

In honour of notable alumni Piers Sellers OBE, research scientist and NASA astronaut who sadly passed away in 2016, Cranbrook School will be hosting a second memorial talk on Wednesday 22nd May from 7:00pm in the Queen’s Hall Theatre.

We are very excited to announce that Felicity Aston MBE will be attending to give a presentation about her experiences traversing and exploring some of the harshest terrains on earth, including Antarctica, The Pole of Cold and Siberia. In January 2012, Felicity became the first and only woman to ski across Antarctica alone using just her muscles to complete the 1744km 59-day journey. She did not use any assistance from kites or machines, and this secured her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2015, she was awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal for services in Antarctica and was appointed MBE for services to Polar Exploration.

Felicity has written three books; been a co-presenter on BBC science and history programmes; has coordinated and led all-female ski expeditions across the world, including the Polar Challenge, a 500km endurance race to the magnetic North Pole; and has completed the notorious Marathon Des Sables, a 150-mile foot race across the Sahara, to name but a few of her incredible achievements.

The talk is free of charge and promises to be a fascinating insight into the mental and physical endurance of Felicity’s adventures, and she is sure to inspire the adventurer within us all. For more information about her career, please visit her website. 

Refreshments are available from 6:30pm with the Talk starting at 7:00pm. Please reserve your tickets online using the following link:


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