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The Friends' Summer Lunch and Polar Book Den

The Friends' Summer Lunch and Polar Book Den

Saturday 3rd June 2006

Photos from the event

Photos from the 2006 event are now online.


12.00 noon
Sherry Reception
Polar Book Den (see below)
Captain Nick Lambert RN will talk about the recent deployment of HMS Endurance to the Southern Ocean.
The Friends Great Sponsored Arctic Dog Sledge - the BBC Look East film of the recent dog sledging challenge will be shown.
Tea & New Members' Library Tour
Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer, will be performed by actor, Aidan Dooley. This is a repeat performance for the Friends, by popular request. Tickets are £15 each, including interval refreshments.

We do hope that you will be able to join us for these events. Regrettably there is no car parking space available at the Institute but there is a public car park close by in Queen Anne's Terrace.

The Polar Book Den

Many Friends have unwanted polar books sitting upon their shelves (duplicates etc.). Many Friends are seeking to buy polar books. The Friends are, therefore, pleased to announce that the Polar Book Den will be open during the Summer Lunch from 12 noon. If you have any unwanted polar books that you would like to sell, please sort them out, price them at a 'friendly' level and bring them with you to the Summer Lunch. All we ask is that you donate 20% of any sales that you make to the Friends. On arrival vendors will prepare a sales form for insertion in each book and be issued with a named envelope. Purchasers will complete the sales form and place it, together with payment, in the vendor's envelope. If you have several books and would like to prepare the sales forms in advance please write to 'SPRI Book Den' at the Institute, stating the number of forms you require (you may photocopy the form if preferred) enclosing an SAE large enough to take A5. You need not attend the Summer Lunch to attend the Book Den.