Arctic News and Events

This page features occasional news and events of interest to Arctic Club members.

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Podcast - 'If Oceans Could Speak' - 20-Nov-2021

Researchers from across Europe (including from the British Antarctic Survey here in Cambridge) have joined forces through the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy to create a brand new podcast “If Oceans Could Speak”. 

This premiere season focuses exclusively on the Arctic - listening to stories from those who have shared their life with the mighty Arctic Ocean. Each week we discuss a new perspective, from the adventures of Thomas Wunderlich, Captain of RV Polarstern, to the musical journey of composer Lera Auerbach which led to her award-winning symphony, “Arctica”.  

Our guests reflect on issues of climate change, sustainability, and equality, and share their hopes and concerns for the Arctic’s future.

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National Nordic Museum - 02-Nov-2021

Coinciding with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), this virtual symposium will convene speakers from museums located in or representing the Arctic to address climate change and the imminent threat it poses to the indigenous communities they serve.

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Ice Worlds 2021

A free exhibition at Greenwich 28th - 30th October 2021 at National Maritime Museum.

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Counting Walrus

BBC article from 13th October 2021 about counting walrus from satellite photographs

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Channel 4 Program

A Year in the Ice: The Arctic Drift - Shown on 16th October 2021 and available for 30 days.

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Expedition News

An article on the 1920 Oxford Spitsbergen Expedition was re-published in The Times on 16th December 2020. Click here to review.

Scotland’s first “Arctic Day”

Celebrate Scottish-Arctic links and explore new avenues for cooperation and policy-exchange between Scotland and the High North. The event will provide a free and public forum for debates, workshops and networking at Eden Court (Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA) on Monday 25 March 2019 from 11:00-18:30.

Arctic Club Dinner 2019

The 2019 Arctic Club Dinner was held in Queens' College, Cambridge on Saturday 7th December 2019 with Madeleine White nee Humphreys as President


Arctic Club Dinner 2018

The 2018 Arctic Club Dinner was held in the New Club, Edinburgh on Saturday 8th December 2018 with Ian Frearson as President

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Expeditions 2018

Read the 2018 Expedition Reports from the Gino Watkins Memorial Fund and other Expeditions.

Moskus Expedition

Congratulations to the Moskus Expedition on their exciting and successful Arctic Club Award Expedition to the Stauning Alps.
Read their GRNLND2018 - Expedition Report.

Ice Alive

Watch two films about the Black and Bloom project on the Greenland Icecap. 

Ross Hewitt Interview

Spitsbergen Retraced - the Film

In 2017, the Spitsbergen Retraced expedition returned from a successful crossing of the island.
Very sadly, Jamie Gardiner, Expedition Historian and Film Director, later died tragically in Norway. 
We remember Jamie as a keen mountaineer, true friend and talented film maker; he was the driving force behind this film. 

Spitsbergen Retraced - Film Screenings

Will Hartz, James Lam and Liam Garrison

Polar Medals 2018 

The London Gazette on 26 January 2018 announced the award of the Polar Medal 2018 to four people 'for outstanding achievement and service to the United Kingdom in the field of polar research'. The awards related to the Arctic were to Dr Kevin Kerr NewshamJames Michael Stewart Wake and Nicholas Levers Cox. Congratulations to all, especially to Nick Cox, a long-standing member of the Arctic Club.


(Mike Lea "Vega Sund")