Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK-based charity (No 267410) that was founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell CBE and it is one of the longest running exploration organisations in the world.

SES leads, funds and supports scientific discovery, research and conservation in remote and developing parts of the world offering knowledge, education and community aid. Our focus today is on supporting young explorers through our Explorer Awards programme, building a community of like-minded individuals through the Society’s membership, organising regular Explorer Talks and Charity Events for members and friends to enjoy and providing opportunities to go on scientific expeditions.

The Society has an excellent Honorary Advisory Board, which includes Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Rosie Stancer, Pen Hadow, Ben Fogle, Bear Grylls, Mark Beaumont, Tim Peake and Levison Wood. Without its support, and that of our Trustees, part-time staff and volunteers, SES would struggle to do all that it does. Thank you to everyone involved.


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