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An afternoon with Nancy Campbell and The Library of Ice

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Join us for an afternoon with acclaimed poet and writer Nancy Campell to celebrate the publication of her latest book The Library of Ice.

This fantastic drop-in event will include readings, book signing and a chance to meet the author in our newly-refurbished Friends Room. Refreshments will be provided.

Long captivated by the solid yet impermanent nature of ice, by its stark, rugged beauty, acclaimed poet and writer Nancy Campbell sets out from the world’s northernmost museum – at Upernavik in Greenland – to explore it in all its facets. From the Bodleian Library archives to the traces left by the great polar expeditions, from remote Arctic settlements to the ice houses of Calcutta, she examines the impact of ice on our lives at a time when it is itself under threat from climate change.

The Library of Ice is a fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and of a writer’s quest to define the value of her work in a disappearing landscape.

This talk is part of the Polar Museum public events series.

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