A photographic evening: Going South - the Antartic Experience
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Julian Paren is a physicist by training with a PhD in glaciology awarded by the University of Cambridge for research on the electrical properties of ice carried out at the Scott Polar Research Institute. After a spell as Nuffield Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham he joined the British Antarctic Survey in 1976 and made nine visits to Antarctica. In his later years at BAS he was Director’s Assistant and Head of Information and Archives. Throughout his time at BAS and in retirement he ran adult-education courses for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.
Currently he is Course Director on three courses:
- Two are thirteen-week e-Learning courses studied by students around the world:
- The Global Climate Challenge: The Science Framework
- The Global Climate Challenge: Politics, Technology and the Future,
- Residential weekend course at Madingley Hall, Antarctica and Environmental Change, (7 lectures).
- Day School at British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, Environmental Change and Antarctica (5 lectures).
He accompanied the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davis to the Antarctic in 1997 as he drew inspiration for his Antarctic Symphony (No 8), and was Tour Leader and Lecturer for Cambridge University alumnae for an Antarctic cruise in 1993. For five years, he was also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University’s third level course on Oceanography
A photographic evening: Going South - the Antarctic Experience
Up to ten audiovisual presentations and a travelogue with diary readings. Music from Mahler, Saint-Saens, Orff, Maxwell Davis, Pink Floyd and many more. Penguins, icebergs, people, campsites, sunsets, mountain ranges, glaciers, ice, ice and more ice.