An Arctic Afternoon on Saturday September 3 from 2pm

Join Us for an Arctic Afternoon, with Cake!

Two of the world’s foremost Arctic experts will be helping us understand the sheer scale and complexity of John Rae’s 19th century ventures across the polar wastes, in An Arctic Afternoon event, on Saturday September 3rd at Orphir Community Hall, from 2pm to 4pm.


Experts Dr Maria Pia Casarini and Prof. Peter Wadhams, will be joined by our own 'John Rae', Jim Chalmers, who will give an account of Arctic exploration in John Rae’s own words.

Polar historian Dr Maria Pia Casarini will give a talk on the complexity and scale of the Arctic geography Rae navigated on his many trips and discoveries.

Sea ice expert Prof. Peter Wadhams will bring us up to date on how changing climate conditions are affecting the Arctic ice, opening the way for trade routes and what this might mean for Orkney.

The John Rae Society will also outline plans for The Hall of Clestrain, Rae’s childhood home.

Price of a ticket for the event is £8, and includes an afternoon tea.


The event is part of Orkney International Science Festival Programme and the Orkney Climate Festival
Buy your tickets through the link below or from the VisitScotland Kirkwall icentre