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Be Inspired: Measuring Africa with Theodolite and Tellurometer

B Monday 24 September 2.30pm - 4.00pm Be Inspired afternoon talk

Alastair Macdonald talks about his time with the Directorate of Overseas Surveys when during the 1950s and 60s many Commonwealth countries were mapped at 1:50000. He describes some of the techniques and experiences involved in the pre-GPS age.
 

Historian and polar guide Huw explores the epic first crossing of Antarctica in 1958. Led by Vivian Fuchs and Ed Hillary, this great expedition finally fulfilled Shackleton’s dream.

Map Room

The Map Room is part of the Society's neo-classical extension, which was commissioned in 1930. Its proportions mirror those of the original Lowther Lodge, built in the 1870s.