WELCOME TO THE SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION SOCIETY
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
The Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK based charity (No 267410) that was founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell. The SES leads, funds and supports scientific discovery, research and conservation in remote parts of the world offering knowledge, education and community aid. Whilst few areas of the world remain undiscovered, there is still much to learn and to be done in promoting sustainable economies, saving endangered species and offering community welfare in less developed countries.
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 SOCIALS/TALKS CALENDAR
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.
Fearghal O’Nuallain will lead the SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO calendar in 2018 by giving a talk called The Water Diaries on Tuesday 30th January 2018. CLICK HERE for more.
Angus Wingfield will be the SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO speaker in February 2018 and will give a talk about Life and Death in KwaZulu Natal on Tuesday 27 February 2018. CLICK HERE for more.
MAKE A DONATION TO THE SES
If you would like to help us continue the Society's work, please MAKE A DONATION NOW
To become a member of one of the oldest exploration organisations in the world, please CLICK HERE
EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY
SES Lecture - Dr Dirk Gorrisen will talk about where technology meets development and conservation - Park Tower Hotel, Monday 20th November. CLICK HERE for more.
SES Explorer Awards 2018 - join us for an evening of celebration as we present the 'Pioneers with Purpose' with their Awards at Imperial College, London on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. For potential SES Explorer Awards applicants, the CLOSING DATE for application submission is FRIDAY 12TH JANUARY 2018. CLICK HERE for more.
Please see EVENTS for more news and events.
LATEST EXPEDITION NEWS
SES Pioneers with Purpose - Explorer News - James Borrell, Martin Holland, Alex Braczkowski and Jamie Unwin share news from the field. CLICK HERE for more details.
Mongolia Baatar Expedition - July 2018 - Colonel John Blashford-Snell shares plans of expedition to Mongolia Baatar to locate snub-nosed Saiga antelope. CLICK HERE for more details and how to join.
Anti-Poaching Courses in South Africa - SES Member Angus Wingfield is running Anti-Poaching Courses in South Africa next year. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Please click here to download the SES Disclaimer.pdf (187 KB).