Learn about the building of an Antarctic research station from the man who was project manager

Karl Tuplin outside Halley VI

Karl Tuplin outside Halley VI - Credit: Archant

A FASCINATING talk about the building of the Halley V1 Antarctic research station will be given by Karl Tuplin in Chettisham church on Friday July 19.

Karl, who was the former senior project manager for the British Antarctic Survey project, will explain the design and construction of Britain’s newest and most iconic research station in Antarctica.

Now a resident of Chettisham, Karl said: “The Halley VI projet was like no other, it was both challenging and exciting. During the talk I will explain how the station was built, and give an insight into life in Antarctica, where there are four months of darkness, four months of 24-hour daylight, and 80 days of storm force winds each year.”

Halley VI is made up of a string of eight modules, each on skis to the building can be periodically relocated, and jacked up on legs to keep it above the snow. The station provides fully serviced accommodation for 32 people, and was officially opened in February.

The talk takes place on Friday July 19 at 7pm, in St Michael and All Angels Church.

Tickets cost £6 each, including refreshment, the closing date for tickets is July 15. Proceeds will go to the church.

For more details, contact Michael Richer, 01353 661219, or Lee Howard, on 01353 663223.