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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

The coverage by this team of subject specialists, renowned globally for their work in this field, will include adaptations to extreme-cold terrestrial and marine environments by mammals, birds and invertebrates; the genes and genomics of polar organisms; evolution; Antarctic dinosaurs, and the fossils found in these unique habitats. This is a team taught course led by Professor Lloyd Peck. Some individual sessions will be taught by: Professor Peter Convey, Dr Ian Staniland and Dr Alistair Crame. Includes a visit to the British Antarctic Survey (3.2 km, c.40 mins walk, c.20 mins bus/walk).


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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