The Signy Reunion celebrates a British presence on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands for over 70 years. The meteorological station Base H was initially established in 1947 on Bernsten Point. A larger base was later built in Factory Cove, on the site of an abandoned whaling factory station, and became the Signy Research Station. This was occupied continuously by British Antarctic Survey until 1996. It was then converted from over-wintering to what is now Britain’s sole Antarctic summer-only research station and remains a centre for primarily biological research.
There have been several Base H/Signy reunions but the most recent (the 60th anniversary) was held in Cambridge back in 2007. A 70th anniversary could not be organised in time but we will be marking 71 years over the weekend of Sept 7-9, 2018. The event will be held at Fitzwilliam College, one of several more modern colleges located on the western side of Cambridge and on the outskirts of the very busy City centre.
This website provides information on what is planned for the reunion, how to register and to book accommodation for the event, how to get there and what Cambridge has to offer visitors.