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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
As part of the SES Autumn Series lectures, the SES is thrilled that Dr Dirk Gorissen will be giving a lecture on technological developments in conservation and environmental issues on Monday 20 November 2017. Please 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 22 January 2018. Please CLICK HERE for more details.
Please see EVENTS for more news and events.
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EXPLORER AWARDS 2017 - 11 MAY
Photo by Mark Nortje and Design by Jacqui Sinnatt (L-R) SES Explorer Award Winners 2017: Molly Thompson, Dr Pramod Patil, Anirban Dutta Gupta, Dani Greenspan (representing Jamie Unwin), Alex Braczkowski, Rosie Stancer, Chris Poonian and Martin Holland with their Leatherman multi-tool kindly donated by Leatherman.
The SES welcomed over 200 guests at the SES Explorer Awards 2017 - the 'Oscars of Exploration' to enjoy an evening celebrating Exploration and Leadership and which was kindly hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons. The seven 'Pioneers with Purpose' were presented with their Awards, and SES Honorary Vice-President Rosie Stancer received the Hotung Medal - an Award created by long-time supporter of the Society H.E. Ambassador Eric Hotung, in recognition of her services to scientific exploration. For a summary of the evening and full details on each of the Award winners, please CLICK HERE.
SES Sir Charles Blois Explorer 2017 Molly Thompson returns from leading the British Greenland Stauning Alps Expedition 2017. Please CLICK HERE to read more!
Leatherman kindly donate eight SideKick multi-tools for the seven winners of the SES Explorer Awards this year and Rosie Stancer. Please CLICK HERE to read more!
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.
The SES is thrilled to confirm that Steve Peckham has joined the Society as Honorary Treasurer. To find out more about Steve, please CLICK HERE.