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ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK-based charity (No 267410) founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE and his colleagues. As a non-profit making organisation, SES exists to bring together like-minded explorers and scientists and to encourage pioneering exploration and worldwide scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects, particularly in under-resourced environments.

SES seeks to inspire and support - through the SES Explorer Awards - the next generation of ground breaking 'Pioneers with Purpose'. It also seeks to recognise high quality, innovative and pioneering scientific exploration through championing the aims and objectives of a number of expeditions - Championed Expeditions - annually that match the aims and objectives of the SES.

Take a look at the 'Pioneers with Purpose' who have received SES EXPLORER AWARDS.

'Pioneers with Purpose' is supported by some of the GREAT NAMES of CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATION  HAB Quotes.pdf (257 KB)


SES SOCIAL/TALK CALENDAR

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Oman Natural Heritage Marine Lecture at the RGS at 7pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 - £7 special ticket price to SES Members. Buy your tickets now from Eventbrite and CLICK HERE for more details.

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From Ice to Spice - the Annual Transglobe Expedition Trust event at the Royal Geographical Society at 7pm on Thursday 16th November 2017. The theme ‘From Ice to Spice’ features tales of exploration, encounters and adventure from Monty Halls, Mike Stroud, Sacha Dench and Joanna Lumley.
Always a hugely popular evening! Please CLICK HERE for more details and to buy your tickets.

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LATEST NEWS

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SES AGM Guest Speaker - SES is delighted to announce that Emily Penn, an architect turned ocean advocate and skipper, will be the guest speaker following the AGM. CLICK HERE for more.

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SES Cadogan Tate Explorer 2017 - Chris Poonian - returns from an expedition to South Sinai where he spent a lot of time camping on remote beaches and participating in Bedouin fishing activities. CLICK HERE for more.

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Blue Nile 50th Anniversary - Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - a celebration of the descent and exploration of the Blue Nile at the RGS, which led to the founding of the SES. CLICK HERE for more.

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Operation Drake 40th Year Anniversary Reunion - Wednesday 23rd May 2018 confirmed for party on board Eye of the Wind! Alumni asked to complete QUESTIONNAIRE to help with plans.

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

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Alistair Carr will lead the SES Autumn Series lectures on Monday 18th September at The Park Tower Hotel with a talk on his book The Nomad's Path: Travels in the Sahel. CLICK HERE for more details.

The SES is delighted to announce that Fearghal O’Nuallain will be leading the Society's lectures in 2018 by giving a talk on Monday 22nd January 2018. Please CLICK HERE for more details.

Please see EVENTS for more news and events.

SES DISCLAIMER

Please click here to download the  SES Disclaimer.pdf (187 KB).

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