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ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The Scientific Exploration Society is a UK-based charity (Reg No 267410) founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE and his colleagues. As a non-profit making organisation we initiate a worldwide programme of scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects.

Today, the focus of the SES is on delivering outstanding events and experiences to our membership, plus inspiring and supporting - through the SES Explorer Awards - the next generation of ground breaking 'Pioneers with Purpose'.

If you would like to help us continue the Society's work, please click here to donate.

MEMBERSHIP

As a member you can become involved in supporting fascinating projects around the world, and even join us on one of our worthwhile expeditions to the most remote corners of the globe. You will also receive regular updates and invitations to our inspirational talks. For more information click here.

THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015

Through the SES EXPLORER AWARDS, the SES supports the rising stars - the 'PIONEERS WITH PURPOSE' - in the world of exploration.

We are grateful to Zenith, the Rivers Foundation, Cadogan Tate and the Rowan Bentall Charitable Foundation for their continued support and are delighted to welcome Neville Shulman CBE and Sir Charles Blois as new sponsors for the 2015 SES Explorer Awards.

Edward Cooper, 2014 SES Zenith Explorer




IT'S AWARDS SEASON!

SAVE THE DATE - TUES MAY 5TH!

THE EVENT? THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015

WHERE? THE PARK TOWER HOTEL, LONDON SW1 6.30pm

The recipients of the SES Explorer Awards have been selected and preparations are in full swing for the prestigious presentation evening. This is our main event of the year and is a fantastic opportunity for you to join Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Honorary Vice President of the SES, Neville Shulman CBE, explorer and author, Pen Hadow, Arctic Explorer, Andrew Mitchell, Chairman of the SES, and rainforest advocate, and Col John Blashford Snell, as they present the SES Explorer Awards to their successors, the rising stars of scientific exploration.

SES Award Winners and Presenters 2014
This evening is a great opportunity to meet with other explorers and travellers.

SES MEMBERS HAVE FREE ENTRY!

There will be a recommended donation of £20.00 for non members - £10.00 for concessions

TUESDAY 5TH MAY 2015 - MAIN RECEPTION 6.30PM FOR 7PM AT THE PARK TOWER HOTEL, 101 KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON SW1X 7RN. Courtesy of the Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel.


SPRING MEMBERSHIP OFFER

SES members enjoy free admission to The SES Explorer Awards, Members’ Lectures at the Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge and to the Exploration at the Frontline debates throughout 2015. For a limited period only, we are waiving the joining fee so those joining the Society can pay just £35 and Under-25’s pay just £20 and enjoy membership until 31st December 2015. So, they can

• Come to the presentation evening, and of course hear first-hand reports from Award winners’ expeditions
• come to all SES lectures at the Park Tower Hotel,
• come to all 2015 Exploration at the Frontline debates
• receive both 2015 editions of Sesame
• enjoy the SES Member discounts!


This membership offer closes at midnight on Friday 8th May 2015

You will find the SES Membership Application Form at www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?newsid=4.


FORTHCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 21st - EXPLORATION AT THE FRONTLINE
SES Members are invited to join explorers, scientists and journalists to debate global water security on APRIL 21ST at The Frontline Club, Paddington, London W2. http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=283.

APRIL 26th - TEAM SES RUN IN THE VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON
http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=258

MAY 5th - THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS, SEE ABOVE!

JUNE 9th - EXPLORATION AT THE FRONTLINE
http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=284

SEPTEMBER 14th - SES LECTURE - JOHN HARE - PARK TOWER HOTEL
http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=291

OCTOBER 13th - EXPLORATION AT THE FRONTLINE
http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=292

NOVEMBER 19th - SES LECTURE - NIALL McCANN - PARK TOWER HOTEL
http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=260




Lectures

SES Award Winners and Presenters 2014
05/05/2015
THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015 - TUESDAY MAY 5TH
Join us at The SES Explorer Awards 2015 on Tuesday May 5th at the Park Tower Hotel, London SW1, as Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE and a raft of celebrated explorers celebrate with the 2015 SES Explorer Award winners.
The Frontline Club 20th November 2014 - the panel
09/06/2015
EXPLORATION AT THE FRONTLINE - THIRD EVENT
Arctic theme debate currently in planning, with the involvement of SES Honorary Vice President Pen Hadow.
Nigeria map
14/09/2015
BOKO HARAM - HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
John Hare will talk about his experiences from 1957-64 in the remote regions of Borno and Adamawa in Northern Nigeria.
The Frontline Club 20th November 2014 - the panel
13/10/2015
SES/FRONTLINE CLUB - FOURTH EVENT
Details of this FOURTH collaboration between journalists club The Frontline, and SES, to be announced.
Niall McCann
16/11/2015
Niall McCann - Explorer, Adventurer, Biologist
We look forward to hearing how Niall combines his quest for adventure with his work as a biologist involving endangered species around the world.




Latest News

SES Award Winners and Presenters 2014
20/04/2015
IT'S AWARDS TIME!!
Forget the small matter of the General Election, on TUESDAY MAY 5TH, the SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015 will be held at the Park Tower Hotel, London SW1 6.30pm for 7pm. We would be delighted if you can join us!
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08/04/2015
SES SPRING MEMBERSHIP OFFER!
To celebrate our forthcoming SES Explorer Awards 2015 evening on Tuesday 5th May at the Park Tower Hotel, London SW1, here's an irresistible membership offer! Hurry while stocks last!
Edward Cooper, 2014 SES Zenith Explorer
08/04/2015
ED COOPER, SES ZENITH EXPLORER, STARTS PHASE 2
SES Zenith Explorer 2014 Edward Cooper, leader of the Haig Thomas Expedition, and team member Alec Greenwell, have now flown to Eureka ready to start phase 2, the 240 mile trek to Haig Thomas Island.
Stunning Luna Lodge from the air, Costa Rica
10/03/2015
OSA PENINSULA EXPEDITION, COSTA RICA 1-21 JULY
John Blashford-Snell will lead this project in the beautiful Corcavado jungle on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast in July. Nurses, biologists, engineers and those who enjoy helping communities are welcome!
Drake Stamp
25/02/2015
HISTORIC EXPLORATION PHILATELIC COVERS
The Society has sets of special philatelic covers for sale celebrating historic SES explorations.

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Expedition Galleries

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Mongolia 2013 - Mongolia 2013 Gallery
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Ecuador 2012 - Ecuador 2012 Gallery
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Nepal Bardia 2012 - Nepal Bardia 2012 Gallery
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