The John Rae Society have a series of upcoming online lectures. Three Arctic experts will speak via Zoom sharing their insights on various aspects of life in the extreme North.
Wednesday 26th January
Polar bear expert, professor and Arctic tour operator Dr Martyn Obbard will share his vast knowledge on Bears of the Eastern Canadian Arctic featuring polar bear survival in the mid nineteenth century and at the present time.
Wednesday 16th February
Travel writer and biographer Sara Wheeler, author of The Magnetic North:Travels in the Arctic will tell the story of her circumpolar journey encompassing all the [Arctic] lands, including a bit of history as well as contemporary encounters and discussion of the hydrocarbon issue in her talk The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic.
Wednesday 9th March
Canadian globe-trotting, history-hunting storyteller Ken McGoogan author of Fatal Passage, Lady Franklin’s Revenge, and Dead Reckoning:The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage and John Rae expert will talk about the Indigenous Contribution to Arctic exploration – a subject he explores thoroughly in Dead Reckoning.
The lectures, which all start at 6pm, are £4 for members of the John Rae Society and £5 for non-members.
To become a John Rae Society member join here Membership – John Rae Society
Or to sign up for the lectures visit https://www.johnraesociety.com/jrs-2022-talks/