Halley 70 Year Celebration - 2026

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th October 2026
Northampton Town Centre Hotel
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An event to mark 70 years from the founding of the base at Halley Bay, Antarctica, on 6th January 1956 by the Royal Society International Geophysical Year Expedition, following on from the successful 50th (Z-50) and 60th (Z-60) anniversary celebrations.

The event will have three strands:

  • Reunion of people who have lived at, visited, or have a connection with or interest in the station, and some of its history.
  • Current and future science at the station, enabled by its unique location.
  • The engineering, technology and logistics which make the science possible.
  • Gala dinner with VIP guest speaker Director of BAS Professor Dame Jane Francis.
  • Specialist speakers.
  • Presentations including archive footage and Halley 6 automation.
  • Exhibition of books, t-shirts, mid-winters gifts and other memorabilia items.
Booking Form

Attendance List


Organising Committee

Contact: For any queries please contact Tony Wincott on email z70event@gmail.com or text / call 07702 055601.

7 May 2024
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