Where penguins fear to tread

TRAVEL writer and biographer, Sara Wheeler, will share stories of the polar regions in a talk in Dundee on Tuesday (February 5).

She will uncover the beautiful, brutal reality of the polar regions, telling stories about her seven months in Antarctica and many visits to the Arctic, including anecdotes, science, and the difference between the two places.

Sara spent seven months in Antarctica as the writer in residence of the US National Science Foundation. She wrote the book ‘Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica’ based on her time there, including spending the night sleeping in the captain’s bunk in Scott’s Hut.

This talk is part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks programme. This talk is kindly sponsored by the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers.

Sara’s talk will take place at 7.30 p.m. in Dundee University’s Tower Building, Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HN.

Tickets are £8 for adults, (redeemable if buying membership) and free for students, under 18s and for RSGS members. Tickets are available on the day from the venue. For more information about talks this season visit www.rsgs.org/events/