IN July 2011 a West Somerset woman returned to her roots to tell the story of her adventure in Antarctica after having led and completed an expedition there.

Georgina Miles attended St Peter’s First School, Danesfield Middle School before moving to West Somerset Community College and Taunton School.

After returning from her 2011 expedition she went to work at the internationally renowned Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford, where she helped monitor the ozone layer.

During her expedition to one of the most extreme parts of the world, she drilled ice cores with a British Antarctic Survey team.

She graduated with a first-class honours degree in physics and meteorology from Reading University and a PhD from Oxford University, focusing on the effects of volcanic eruption emissions on the earth’s atmosphere.

The talk she delivered was part of a fundraiser marking the Royal British Legion’s 90th anniversary and featured stunning photography from her expedition.

Money raised at the event, which took place at Bicknoller village hall, went towards Personal Recovery Centres for injured servicemen.