Rebecca Priestley

 

 


 

Dr Rebecca Priestley is a senior lecturer in the Science in Society group at Victoria University of Wellington. She has a PhD in history and philosophy of science and an honours degree in earth sciences. Rebecca has visited Antarctica twice and has written widely about Antarctic science and history in blogs and magazine articles and in her 2016 book, Dispatches from Continent Seven: an anthology of Antarctic Science. Rebecca's other books include Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age; The Awa Book of New Zealand Science; and Atoms, Dinosaurs and DNA. Her research and teaching focuses on the history of science and science communication in Antarctica and New Zealand. Rebecca is a co-founder of the Science in Society group at Victoria University of Wellington.




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Apr 15th 2017

Take a virtual field trip to Antarctica, as we go on location to explore the geology and history of the coldest, driest, windiest continent on earth. Explore the continent of Antarctica and more than 500 million years of geological history and 250 years of geographical discovery and scientific endeavour. In this course, you will learn through lectures filmed on location on Ross Island and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

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