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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)

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EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Ploughmans Lunch with John Blashford-Snell - followed by a talk on the "History of the SES - the best bits" at 12.45pm on Sunday 23 April 2017. 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 22 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).




EXPLORER AWARDS 2017 - 11 MAY

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Please join us at our flagship event of the year, the SES Explorer Awards where we will enjoy a TREBLE celebration. Not only will we see the 'Pioneers with Purpose' being awarded their SES Explorer Awards but we will also welcome SES Honorary Vice-President Neil Laughton (also recently announced as SES's new Chairman) as Guest of Honour. Neil is a highly acclaimed explorer himself who has led numerous expeditions on 7 continents by land, sea and air. The third celebration is the presentation of the Eric Hotung award to Rosie Stancer, the polar explorer who is soon to cross the Taklamakan Desert. CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS.

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LATEST NEWS

Neil Laughton - Launch of Skycar 2009

The SES is delighted to announce Neil Laughton as its new Chairman. Please CLICK HERE to read more about Neil and his plans for the future of this remarkable charity.

We wish the SES 2017 Virgin London Marathon Team all the best when they hit the streets of London on Sunday in aid of the SES. If you have not already supported them, please do so NOW by CLICKING HERE

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Please do join Peter Kohler's - The Plastic Tide on their 3,000 mile journey around the British coastline - CLICK HERE to see their itinerary.
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