I am delighted to be giving a reading from my Science Museum novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South and taking part in a panel discussion for Ways of Knowing the Polar Regions: Past, Present and Future, at the Polar Museum in Cambridge on 15 September. Here’s the blurb:
The Arctic and Antarctic have long claimed a strong hold on the western imagination, but climate change has given these regions new prominence and meaning. How much do we know about future scenarios for these sensitive regions, and how should we tell those stories today in a way that might change the future for the better? Is the future the next frontier for explorers and storytellers?
This free public event will explore these themes with contributions from climate modeller Tamsin Edwards (Open University), oceanographer Mark Brandon (Open University), Cambridge Polar Museum curator Charlotte Connelly, poet Nick Drake (author of Arctic-themed poem cycle ‘The Farewell Glacier’) and writer Tony White (former Science Museum writer in residence and author of the Science Museum published climate change novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South). Broadcaster and writer Dallas Campbell (presenter of BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory and City in the Sky) will introduce and chair the event. It is co-organised by the University of Cambridge Polar Museum and The Mediating Change Group, which is based jointly at the Open University Geography Department and the University of Sheffield School of Architecture.
Ways of Knowing the Polar Regions: Past, Present and Future — The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER. Thursday, 15 September, 18:00 to 20:30. FREE but booking essential.