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SPRI Review 2007: Projecting the Significance of the Polar Regions

Projecting the Significance of the Polar Regions

Institute staff have continued to work on the wider projection of polar research in the Arctic and Antarctic through, for example, media work, public lectures and visits by schools to our polar museum. Appearances were made by staff on both radio and television, including BBC and ITV news programmes. Views and quotations on polar topics, many of which include an emphasis on polar environmental change issues, have also appeared in broadsheet newspapers and journals at home and abroad, including The Times, The Independent and the Sunday broadsheets.

At the UK launch of the International Polar Year in the House of Commons Dining Room, the Director was one of three speakers, addressing MPs and guests on the topic of ice and environmental change. Several staff have given external talks at primary and secondary schools, in addition to academic seminars at British and foreign universities. Our regular series of Saturday evening Public Lectures, organized by Celene Pickard, also attracts audiences of up to 100.

Julian Dowdeswell