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WELCOME TO THE SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION SOCIETY

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

Travelling across the MangaAlistair Carr will lead the SES Autumn Series lectures on Monday 18 September at The Park Tower Hotel (Knightsbridge). He will be talking about his book The Nomad's Path: Travels in the Sahel. 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.

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



EXPLORER AWARDS 2017
Leatherman - Award Winners 2017
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' in May 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 full details on each of the Award winners, please CLICK HERE.

LATEST NEWS
bike4tigers2017TOFTigers Bike4Tigers Challenge 2017 - SES Member and son-in-law of John Blashford-Snell leading challenge in support of TOFTTigers. Please CLICK HERE to find out more and join the group.

BannerSES Explorer Awards 2018 - the SES Explorer Awards 2018 will be announced and launched in the Autumn of 2017. Please CLICK HERE to find out more about the awards and how to apply.

Columbian Amazonas - JBS 170517Colombia Amazonas Expedition 2017 latest update and comments from the Expedition Team Members - CLICK HERE!

Molly Thompson - GreenlandSES Sir Charles Blois Explorer 2017 Molly Thompson returns from leading the British Greenland Stauning Alps Expedition 2017. Please CLICK HERE to read more!

Leatherman Sidekick SawLeatherman 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!



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