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Franklin’s lost expedition: Scurvy, cannibalism and death in the arctic

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In 1845, the British empire equipped two large, modern ships and sent them into the arctic with 129 men to put to rest once and for all the question of the northwest passage. They were never seen again.

They left behind mummies, bones, and a mystery that has persisted 150 years. GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows presents the story of the expedition, explains how the men lived and died, with images and video of the latest research and theories.

Free to CUUEG members. £2 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.

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This talk is part of the CU Underwater Exploration Group series.

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