|Where||Wildwood Cinema, 43 Market Street, Wantage, OX12 8AW|
|When||Second Wednesday of the month|
7.15pm for 7:30pm start
Working as a Met man in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia
with Mike Palmer
Wednesday 8th February 2023
Mike Palmer will talk about his work for the British Antarctic Survey in the 1960s and his return visit there in 2004. He worked on wildlife surveys and using and repairing instruments, often under extreme conditions, including blizzards! He published a book about his experiences in 2011.
Following his career as a biologist and meteorologist in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia for the British Antarctic Survey, Mike worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and as a teacher. He lives in Wantage.
If you’d like to have a meal in Wildwood before the talk, please book your table beforehand – by 5pm on the day at the latest – and let the staff know you’re attending the talk. If not, you can just buy a drink at the bar and bring it in to the cinema.
Places limited to seating capacity.
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