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Dr Beth Healey: White Space

Dr Beth Healey: White Space

On Monday 12 June at 7pm, we will welcome Dr Beth Healey to St Peter’s School, to deliver a lecture entitled ‘White Space’, as part of York Festival of Ideas.

White Space

Concordia Station, Antarctica, is a spaceflight research hub, nicknamed 'White Mars', due to its isolation, altitude, low light levels and skeleton crew. Beth has recently returned from a year-long mission there investigating the effects of this extreme environment on the overwinter crew.

Tickets for the lecture are free and are available on our Eventbrite page. If you have any enquiries or accessibility requirements please telephone us on 01904 527315 or email

Please either print off your ticket or display it to us on your smartphone or tablet on the evening.

About the speaker

Beth HealeyDr Beth Healey, is a UK trained doctor who has recently returned from Antarctica where she was working as a researcher for the European Space Agency at spaceflight analogue Concordia ‘White Mars’. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and patron of Expedition Medicine with an interest in polar environments, she has worked as part of logistical and medical support teams for ski mountaineering expeditions and endurance races in Svalbard, Greenland, Siberia and at the North Pole.