Rural – Jersey Country Life Magazine


The Jersey Scientific Exploration Society is a non-profit making organisation, founded by Jersey’s eminent explorer, Colonel John Blashford Snell, OBE.

Currently (December 2015), the Society is seeking applicants, aged 18-25, who wish to carry out a worthwhile project overseas in 2016-17.  The project should involve conservation, environmental or wildlife studies or meaningful aid of direct benefit to a community in the Third World.

The successful applicant will be introduced to a Jersey charity with a view to being given a grant for part of the cost.  However applicants are expected to meet a significant proportion of the cost themselves. Applicants should send a one page proposal to Mrs Kate Davis by 31st January 2016.

The Society has initiated a worldwide programme of scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects.

Today, the focus of the SES is on delivering outstanding events and experiences to its membership, plus inspiring and supporting – through the SES Explorer Awards – the next generation of ground breaking ‘Pioneers with Purpose’.

John was educated at Victoria College and although he now lives in Dorset, regards Jersey as his home – he visits the Island at least once a year and has planted the Jersey flag in many a far-flung and remote territory.

The Jersey Scientific Exploration Society is affiliated to the SES and was founded by him in 2002. It meets once a year at least for an evening of talks and lectures on exploration and travel projects by Jersey Islanders

It is also an opportunity for Islanders to take part in the work of the SES by participating in SES expeditionary projects.



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