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SPRI Review 2009: Projecting the Significance of the Polar Regions

Projecting the Significance of the Polar Regions

Institute staff have continued to be involved in the outward projection of polar research and education through, for example, media work, public lectures and visits by schools to our polar museum. Staff have made appearances 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 at home and abroad. 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 on behalf of the Friends of SPRI, also attracts audiences of up to 100. These external activities are time consuming, but are important in ensuring that the work of the Institute, in terms of both its scholarship and curatorial activities, is projected as widely as possible.

Julian Dowdeswell