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.
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.
Ice Worlds 2021
A free exhibition at Greenwich 28th - 30th October 2021 at National Maritime Museum.
BBC article from 13th October 2021 about counting walrus from satellite photographs
Channel 4 Program
A Year in the Ice: The Arctic Drift - Shown on 16th October 2021 and available for 30 days.
An article on the 1920 Oxford Spitsbergen Expedition was re-published in The Times on 16th December 2020. Click here to review.
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.
The 2018 Arctic Club Dinner was held in the New Club, Edinburgh on Saturday 8th December 2018 with Ian Frearson as President.
New Books - order now
Watch two films about the Black and Bloom project on the Greenland Icecap.
In 2017, the Spitsbergen Retraced expedition returned from a successful crossing of the island.
Will Hartz, James Lam and Liam Garrison
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 Newsham, James 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")