With the media spotlight on his ill-fated and indeed ill-considered “expedition”, Professor Chris Turney has got plenty of publicity. He was not exactly shy of the camera even before departure, as a series of videos about the planned voyage produced and posted here at the The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia shows:
By my reckoning there are over 80 minutes recorded of the jocular professor.
One video does address the question “How the Australian Antarctic Expedition 2013–2014 was funded“. He explains the role of Google (a Doodle4Google competition) in funding with a place on the expedition for a teacher from the overall winner’s school (got to keep those sponsors happy. He also talks about the cost of the berths for the 30 tourists joining them.
He was taking to students, but in the same style roundly criticized by Bishop Hill’s Fool in Chief post (“he does not come over well”). He may yet live to regret his excessive archive of ramblings.