The John Rae Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 7.00 p.m.
Celebrating Arctic Explorer John Rae
Orcadian historian, Bryce Wilson, gave a short address reminding the gathering of Rae’s great achievements as an Arctic explorer and of discovering the fate of the Franklin Expedition.
Celebrate the Birthday of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae
Two public events are planned to mark the 209th birthday of Orphir-born Arctic Explorer John Rae on Friday September 30th
New Exhibition Retelling the Story of Dr John Rae
A new exhibition at the University of Aberdeen will bring together the work of one of Scotland’s most acclaimed landscape artists, Barbara Rae, and the story of Orcadian Arctic explorer, John Rae.
‘Forgotten Hero’ Dr John Rae
Ken Stewart gives a talk on John Rae’s boyhood in Orkney, his medical training and work as a doctor, his Arctic expeditions and how he solved the two great remaining mysteries of the Arctic.
The John Rae Society at The Arctic Circle Assembly 2022
Orkney’s Andrew Appleby was one of 2000 attendees at the 2022 Arctic Assembly held in Reykjavík, Iceland on 13-16 October.
Signed Copy of Erebus by Michael Palin among the Amazing Lots: Auction in Support of the John Rae Society
The lots including signed specialist books, original artworks, and a rare special edition Highland Park Whisky with the money raised going to support the work of The John Rae Society.
John Rae Society Welcomes Visit of Sir Mark Jones
The John Rae Society have been working on its restoration and their plans to develop it into an Arctic resource centre. Recently they were visited by Sir Mark Jones, Chair of the Pilgrim Trust.
Polar Bears and Arctic Exploration: New Online Lectures From The John Rae Society
Three Arctic experts will speak via Zoom sharing their insights on various aspects of life in the extreme North.
Celebrate The Birthday of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae
An open invite has been extended to Orkney and the rest of the world to celebrate the life and deeds of John Rae on Thursday, 30th September at noon by the Society building a legacy to his name.