Arctic Collections Close Up & Talk

When & Where

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm
University of Aberdeen, Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3AA

Event Details

Arctic Collections Close Up & Talk
Thursday 8 December 2022, 17.15-18.30
University of Aberdeen, Sir Duncan Rice Library, Lower Ground Floor Seminar Room & Reading Room

This event is FREE and open to all.

Join us for this Arctic special – a real treat for anyone interested in the history of connections between Scotland and the Arctic. The first part of this event will be a talk by Dr Jennifer Downes on the fascinating history of John Rae’s Arctic explorations in the 1840s and 50s; followed by an invitation to drop into the Reading Room to see and hear about a selection of the books and museum objects related to the talk.

Follow the booking link on the event page to reserve a seat at the talk which runs from 17.15 until 17.45 or drop into the collections close up from 17.45.


Email if you have an enquiry about this event.


Jennifer Shaw
+44 (0)1224 274309



Event Location

University of Aberdeen
Sir Duncan Rice Library
Bedford Road
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3AA


Please note that you should check with the event organiser to confirm details of times and location - Scottish Local History Forum is not responsible for the events hosted by Member Societies.