Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Poetics of Leadership Conference - Sept 2018 Ambleside Lake District

Announcing an international conference in the heart of the Lake District
7th-9th September 2018, Ambleside Lake District Campus, University of Cumbria, UK. 
Decision-makers need to be bold and agile to help their organisations and communities respond to rapid changes in their environments. Actions based on existing patterns of thought and behaviour will not suffice. What stimulates the necessary creativity to think afresh about contexts and choices? In this two-day event, we will explore methods available for leadership development.

Topics will include (but not be limited to): Creative writing as a method for personal leadership development, poetry as an aid for exploring emotions, the visual and performing arts as a means of enabling new ideas, storytelling as a method for leadership communications, physical play as a means of reducing inhibitions, and outdoor activities as opportunities for deepening insight. We will experience such methods and discuss them in the context of both classical and contemporary theories on the role of creativity and arts in personal and social change. For inspiration we will draw on the creative heritage of the cultural landscape of the English Lake District, now recognised by UNESCO.
The conference is intended for academics, practitioners, postgraduate students and anyone else interested in the conference theme. The aim is to host contributions that break narrow disciplinary boundaries. Alongside conventional presentation formats, such as keynotes, paper and poster sessions and workshops, there will be contributions that take a more embodied and interactive approach. An optional outdoor activity will also be offered. We anticipate lively debate about the structure and form of academic learning, and the responsibility of higher education to widen horizons rather than narrow them.
The conference takes place in a historic campus in the heart of a National Park and UNESCO world heritage site, nestled in amongst beautiful hills and lakes that have attracted hikers and writers to the Lake District for centuries. On the Saturday, a selection of short activities outside the conference venue will be offered.
Professor Jonathan Gosling and Professor Richard Little will give keynotes. The conference is co-chaired by Professor Jem Bendell (University of Cumbria), Charlotte Van Bulow (Crossfields Institute) and Professor Marcelo da Veiga (Alanus). The event starts at 4pm on Friday 7th September and runs to 5pm on 8th, with an optional day of self-organised activities on Sunday 9th. 

Call for papers
Contributions are invited from academics, practitioners and postgraduate students. The organisers would particularly like to encourage contributions that break narrow disciplinary boundaries. Contributions may take one of the following formats:
1. Research Presentation
This is a standard research presentation of 15 minutes maximum followed by 5 minutes for discussion. Research presentations must be accompanied by full submitted articles (3000 to 8000 words) which will be available on the conference website from before the event. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and some may be asked to submit a poster and pitch instead.
2. Poster & Pitch
An A0 poster plus a three-minute pitch in a themed room followed by time for the audience to interact with individual presenters. These sessions attract a special interest audience and provide great networking opportunities. Poster & pitch may focus on research or practice exchange.
3. Practice Exchange
This is a presentation or delivery of a practice in leadership development, broadly defined. Sessions may be either 20 or 40 minutes long.

The submission of proposals will be in the form of an abstract of 400 words (max) excluding references. You should include a list of up to five key references to accompany your abstract. You should also indicate which format you are proposing (paper, poster, practice) and include a short personal biography.
Please email submissions to Fergus Anderson by January 30th 2018 (fergus@crossfieldsinstitute.com).
Successful participants will be notified by March 1st 2018.
When developing submissions, participants may find the following article to be useful background reading:
Jem Bendell, Neil Sutherland, Richard Little, (2017) "Beyond unsustainable leadership: critical social theory for sustainable leadership", Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 8 Issue: 4, pp.418-444. From here

There is no participation fee for the conference, but there will be a charge for food and drink. Key is to submit your ideas for session or papers before our January 30th deadline (as above). Advanced priority registration begins on November 1st 2017. General registration begins on March 1st 2018. Both from here

Accommodation is available from the University at £35 pounds per night (ensuite, not including breakfast) and can be reserved directly via kirsty.mills@cumbria.ac.uk.

The Context for the Conference
The Poetics of Leadership conference follows on in a series of Collaborative Research Conferences organised by the partners in previous years. Since 2013, Crossfields Institute have co-organised a series of conferences in collaboration with the Institute for Philosophy and Aesthetics at Alanus University (Bonn, Germany). For each conference, a third partner has also been invited in to co-design, co-organise and co-host the conference. Past conferences were organised with the University of Kent and the University of Gloucestershire. The most recent was on Leadership, Ethics and Working with Unknowing (10th-11th March 2017) with University of the West of England’s Leadership Centre (Bristol Business School). The event was attended by scholars in ethics, organisation studies, leadership education and related fields; practitioners, executives, managers and students from a range of universities and institutions. The conference attracted attention and participation from an international contingent of interested scholars: www.crossfieldsinstitute.com/higher-education-research/research-conferences
Both Alanus University and Crossfields Institute are interested in re-thinking higher education and exploring ways that academic learning can serve the real cultural and spiritual needs of our time, as well as the purely economic. Part of the aim with these conferences is to make links with institutions, departments and individuals who share this interest. Each conference is focused on a specific theme, but the aim is to invite contributions that break narrow disciplinary boundaries.
For the current conference, Crossfields Institute and Alanus University have collaborated with The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at Cumbria University. IFLAS has co-organised research conferences on leadership and wellbeing for the past years with Brathay Trust, including a major international festival in 2015. www.leadingwell.org Working with Crossfields and Alanus University for a joint conference in 2018 is a natural combination of expertise and networks.
Conference programme details will be published here in early 2018. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Howard Johns - Climate Change: Our biggest challenge is our biggest opportunity

Howard Johns

Climate Change: Our biggest challenge is our biggest opportunity

The last in the Autumn season of free IFLAS Open Lectures will be once again held in the Percival Lecture Theatre on the Ambleside campus.
Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BB

Tuesday 7th November, 5.30pm to 7pm

We are at a unique inflection point in human history, the reality of climate change has moved beyond debate and is in evidence in our daily lives. For much of society business carries on as usual, but huge changes are underway. Renewable energy is becoming the cheapest form of energy in many parts of the world, and the opportunity is here to create a rapid transition to a low carbon future. 
We will look briefly at the reality we are facing in our changing climate, the massive shift underway in the energy and transport sectors and the opportunities for local action to create climate friendly solutions and viable businesses in every community.

 Howard Johns works for a community-owned renewable energy revolution. He has founded and led an award winning solar business, a pioneering community-owned energy company and written a guide book to help others to do the same. He has campaigned on energy and climate issues from in treehouses and in parliament – and everywhere in between.

Author of Energy Revolution – Your guide to repowering the energy system, Howard is an energy engineer, entrepreneur, business leader and activist. Following his degree in energy technology and environment, he was a protested against, among other things, the digging of an open cast coal mine, and was evicted from a tree in the process.
Moving on from saying no to the problems, Howard set about building solutions, eventually founding a national solar energy company, and a locally owned renewable energy co-operative – the first one in the UK to build a solar energy project with a community share offer. At the same time he chaired the trade body representing the UK solar industry, finding himself campaigning on energy policy again in the process.

Howard is convinced we have all the technology and money we need to implement the right climate and energy solutions. Now it is time for lots of people to get involved in making it happen. He still works with his local community energy company Ovesco – to scale this project and increase its impact. He is also managing director of a business that manages hundreds of megawatts of solar power stations around the UK, as well as chairman of the positive climate change charity 10:10.
To register a place at this free Open Lecture, please contact iflas@cumbria.ac.uk

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

IFLAS open Lectures - Autumn's first two now available for registration.

We are delighted to be able to bring to our Ambleside campus the first two Open Lectures for the Autumn series.

Firstly we have Mike Innderdale, Assistant Director for The National Trust (North West) who will be joining us in September. Then in early October we will be welcoming the Executive Director of 'Publish What You Pay', Elisa Peter.

Mike Innderdale, Assistant Director (North West) at The National Trust.

A sort of national property - Rising to the challenge of World Heritage Site status and changing needs of today’s society in the Lake District

Open Lecture speaker Mike Innderdale
Tuesday 12th September 2017
Percival Lecture Theatre, Ambleside campus, LA22 9BB

As one of our most cherished National Parks and a candidate World Heritage Site, how should the Lake District go about rising to the challenges of the ever changing needs of society and expectations of our visitors and communities? The National Trust, along with other partner organisations, recognise change is a good thing and in the Lakes the relationship between man and the land has changed over time, shaping this unique landscape and inspiring some of greatest thinkers. The talk and discussion will explore the challenges we face today from a variety of viewpoints and give a flavour of what some of the solutions might be.

Mike has spent the majority of his career working in land management within protected areas across a variety of government, private and third sector organisations. He started with the Forestry Commission working in both the Lake District and the North York Moors, followed by roles at Severn Trent Water in the Peak District and as RSPB’s Regional Reserves Manager for North of England.
For the National Trust, Mike began as General Manager for their Peak District estate, responsible for major tracts of moorland and farmland in the Dark Peak and setting up a major new partnership with RSPB to manage one of the National Park’s upland estates. For the last 6 years Mike has been the Trust’s North Region Assistant Director, with overall strategic and operational responsibility for Cumbria and North Lancashire, representing over 25% of the Lake District National Park and a fifth of the Trust’s total landholding.

Elisa Peter, Executive Director of Publish What You Pay

Adaptive leadership in a time of change - fighting corruption in the oil and mining sector

Open Lecture speaker Elisa Peter
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Percival Lecture Theatre, Ambleside campus, LA22 9BB

Elisa’s talk will look at current efforts led by civil society around the world to bring transparency and accountability in one of the industries most prone to corruption: the oil, gas and mining industry. Fraught with danger, anti-corruption activists put themselves at risk to expose oil and mining barons. They lead the way thanks to their ability to adapt and change under difficult circumstances.

Elisa Peter is the Executive Director of Publish What You Pay, an international coalition of 800 member organisation working together to address corruption in the extractive sector. She has 20 years of experience in international campaigning, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She has worked and lived in central and north America, Europe and Russia. Elisa also spent 6 years working for the United Nations as the Head of the UN’s Non-governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) in New York, advocating for and supporting civil society’s meaningful participation in the UN’s decision making processes. Most recently, she advised The Elders, a group of former Heads of State and Nobel Prize winners, on their political strategies related to peace and security, sustainable development, climate change and women’s rights. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School

To register a place on any of the above Open Lectures, contact iflas@cumbria.ac.uk

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Vivienne Westwood to come to IFLAS in Cumbria

Vivienne Westwood, iconic fashion designer and environmental activist, will come to the Lake District to give a talk and take part in a question and answer session at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

“Exploring and Challenging Ideas on Sustainable Leadership, Climate and Social Change”

Vivienne Westwood (Image by Jürgen Teller)

“We’re delighted to welcome Vivienne to our Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District and offer her an ideal platform to deliver her thoughts and inspirations on subjects close to her heart and ours,” Prof Julie Mennell, Vice Chancellor, University of Cumbria said. “In our 10th anniversary year we could not think of a better place than Cumbria and the University of Cumbria for this kind of debate. We’re sure Vivienne will spark a stimulating and exhilarating discussion as she is exactly the kind of thought-provoking guest we love to welcome at our university.”

Vivienne is looking forward to talking about steps she believes everyone can take to help make a difference to one’s own life and the future of locations such as the Lake District.

“My fashion and my activism support each other; they are driven by the same motor. I want a better world. I say “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” Quality not Quantity. I use my green politics for graphics on clothes and my shows carry my activism themes. I use every opportunity to open my mouth.  I try to select, analyse and concentrate the most important information so people can cut through lies and propaganda and see what is real,” the designer said. “People ask, what can I do to help save the environment? In all my time as an activist, I’ve never had a satisfactory answer to give: Inform yourself, talk to your friends, support the NGOs, save a plastic bag; every one of your decisions count. This is the answer, but doesn’t go very far to solving the total problem which is overwhelming. Now we realise the answer: SWITCH to a Green Energy supplier.”

“It’s a war for the very existence of the human race. And that of the planet. The most important weapon we have is public opinion: go to art galleries, start to understand the world you live in. You're a freedom fighter as soon as you start doing that.” 

Vivienne is a Trustee of human rights organization Liberty and Patron of Reprieve. She has continually campaigned for the release of Leonard Peltier for many years and is also a campaigner for Amnesty International.

As well as Human rights, Vivienne is passionate about the environment and actively supports the charity, Cool Earth, in their efforts to save the rainforest and stop climate change, as well as supporting the Environmental Justice Foundation and Friends of the Earth- amongst others. Vivienne is also an ambassador for Greenpeace and in 2013 designed their official ‘Save the Arctic’ logo and in 2015 launched a global campaign to stop drilling and industrial fishing in the area.

Vivienne has worked with the United Nations, Environmental Protection Agency to re-establish the fragmented forests of Europe, and has also joined forces with the International Trade Centre- a joint body of the UN, since 2011 to produce bags through their Ethical Fashion Initiative. The programme currently supports the work of thousands of women from marginalized African communities and empowers informal manufacturers and craftspeople to enter the international value chain - providing an income for some of the poorest people in the world. The collections are created using recycled materials from slums and land fill and the income helps to stop the need to continue deforestation in the area.

Vivienne inaugurated the 'Climate Revolution' at the 2012 London Paralympics closing ceremony and continues to rally charities, NGO's and individuals to join forces and to take action against disengaged political leaders and big business.

Vivienne has also written her ideas in a Manifesto called “Active Resistance to Propaganda”. The AR Manifesto evolved through her fashion shows which she uses as a platform for her cultural and environmental concerns.  It is a call to become more cultivated and in doing so gain the strength and wisdom needed to live life well now and to save the planet for the future.  Vivienne’s monthly diary and more information on her concerns, passions and campaigns can be found at www.climaterevolution.co.uk

Vivienne Westwood will appear from 5.30-7pm in the Percival Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria, Ambleside LA22 9BB
The event will be open to all with a percentage of tickets reserved for students. Tickets will be free and will be released shortly.

To register an interest email rsvpevents@cumbria.ac.uk

Friday, 7 April 2017

Doctoral studies on sustainable leadership - welcoming Aimée

The doctoral research community on sustainable leadership at the University of Cumbria continues to grow. This month we welcome Aimée Leslie to begin her research on leadership in environmental organisations in the context of increasing concern about progress on conservation.

Working with Professor Jem Bendell at the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS), with support from Dr Maria Mouratidou of the Business School, Aimée will be looking at how environmental professionals evolve as they learn about the variable impacts of their strategies.

Aimée Leslie works as a senior manager at the environmental organisation WWF International and will research with IFLAS part time:

"I’m from Costa Rica. Originally I studied and worked in communications and the media industry, but I have always been passionate about conservation, so when the opportunity to change a volunteer role into a full-time job came, I took it and have dedicated to marine species conservation ever since. I’ve worked for different NGOs over the years, but have spent the last 6 years in Switzerland, working for WWF International. Sustainability, more than a concept is a way of life; one where we care as much about others (people, species, and the environment) as ourselves, and where we put common good above our own interest. This is something I truly believe in and hope, that for the benefit of future generations, more of us choose having a more satisfying life by consuming less and giving more."

Aimee will be joining the internal research symposium on leadership at the University in Carlisle on July 17th and the week-long module on Sustainable Leadership this September in our Lake District Campus in Ambleside. Starting on Sept 12th, that module is open to other professionals in the sustainability field as well as those working on staff development or organisational development and change. Information on that course is here.

To contact Aimee about her research, or Professor Bendell about doctoral studies, email iflas@cumbria.ac.uk

Monday, 3 April 2017

Free Place on Professional Fellowship for our MOOC alumni

Financial Health Fellowship - looking for the best ideas to tackle financial exclusion and exploitation 
**Free place available for a Money and Society MOOC graduate**
1.7 million adults remain unbanked in Britain today. Only 41% of British households are saving, while 12 million people lack access to affordable credit. Financial exclusion damages mental and physical health, undermines social relationships and can affect households’ ability to fulfil basic needs such as food and heating. We can and need to do better than this.
 Financial Health Fellowship brings together the Finance Innovation Labs experience incubating innovation and Toynbee Halls expertise tackling financial exclusion and exploitation across the UK.
The six-month Fellowship programme, running May to November 2017, is designed for start-up businesses, but we also welcome applications from later-stage innovators facing significant change and innovators within existing financial organisations who want to repurpose a product or service to support financial health. It will boost strategic know-how, transform leadership skills and prepare Fellows to scale their businesses. You can find out more here. 
IFLAS at the University of Cumbria is delighted to host the retreats of the fellowship in our beautiful Lake District campus. We have an active research programme on the topic of currency innovation for sustainable development and outreach via our free Money and Society online course.
If you did that course then if you are accepted on this competitive programme, you can attend the fellowship for free. The Finance Lab are looking for people with the best ideas to address financial exclusion and exploitation, offering access to fairly priced financial products that are easy to understand and control, and support people’s financial welfare.
Apply now! Deadline: midnight 10 April 2017.
MOOC graduates – write “MOOC” in the contribution box of the application form. One free place is reserved for a MOOC alumnus who fulfils all of the Fellowship selection criteria, to be selected at the Fellowship team's discretion. 
Wonder what IFLAS does on this topic? See our paper for the United Nations on currency innovation, and this interview about the MOOC with Professor Bendell.

IFLAS is also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our University's formation with a free summit on monetary reform and currency innovation, at our London Campus. 60 alumni of the MOOC will be attending (only MOOC alumni may attend).

The summit occurs during our 5 day residential course on sustainable exchange. There is still time to enrol for the non credit bearing option here.

Join some of our past students, including many currency innovators...

Want to know more about this area and our future courses? Contact iflas@cumbria.ac.uk

Monday, 20 February 2017

The IFLAS Open Lecture series for spring 2017

Here at the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability we are just putting the final touches to our spring series of free Open Lectures. This year we will be presenting them as part of the University of Cumbria’s 10 Year celebrations, which will gather pace during 2017 towards the official birthday of the 1st August.

On Tuesday 21 March, we have our very own Professor Jem Bendell. His talk, entitled “The Future of Collaboration for Sustainability: in the company of revolutionaries?"

Over twenty years ago, large companies and environmental groups started teaming up to address global problems like deforestation and overfishing. Suddenly both sides realised the benefits of collaboration for sustainability. In 1997 Jem Bendell co-wrote "In the Company of Partners" about this phenomenon, with IFLAS Deputy Director Dr David Murphy. Today such partnerships are widespread. But what are they delivering on their original promise? As indicators of Sustainable Development give little cause for optimism, what might collaboration look like in future? In this 20th anniversary retrospective, Professor Bendell argues for a more revolutionary approach for partnership that focus on transforming economic and political systems to achieve a more rapid transition.

Dr Jem Bendell

 Dr Jem Bendell is a Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS). A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he has twenty years of experience working on business sustainability, as a researcher, educator, facilitator, advisor & entrepreneur, having lived & worked in six countries. He is co-author of “Healing Capitalism” and founder of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership. Previously he helped create innovative alliances, including the Marine Stewardship Council, to endorse sustainable fisheries and The Finance Innovation Lab, to promote sustainable finance. The WEF appointed him a Young Global Leader in 2012. Professor Bendell now specialises in leadership development, offering coaching and training to senior executives from around the world who have an interest in sustainable enterprise and finance.

Next in the Spring series is a welcome return to a speaker who we first heard back in 2015. Mick Fowler is an award winning author, lecturer and climber. He was voted the ‘Mountaineers' Mountaineer’ in a poll by The Observer newspaper and in 2012 he was awarded the King Albert Mountain Award for his “outstanding contribution to mountaineering”.  In 2016 he and Paul Ramsden became the first pair to win a Piolet d'Or award for the third time, after their ascent of the 6,451-metre (21,175 ft) Gave Ding in the Nepal Himalayas. He was a senior leader in HM Revenue and Customs for many years. He has served as President of the Alpine Club and led numerous cutting edge mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas. Mick has written two volumes of memoirs - On Thin Ice & Vertical Pleasure - both of which were shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.  He won the Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature at the 2005 Banff Mountain Book Festival and the best book prize at the Bormio Mountain Festival (Italy) in 2012.  Eric Vola compiled segments of books by Fowler and Saunders and published the collection in French as "Les Tribulations de Mick et Vic." It won the Grand Prix award at the Passy Book Festival in 2015.

Mick Fowler

 Mick’s talk, “On Thin Ice: Business Ethics and Climbing Ethics” will take place in April, the 25th to be exact. He will be exploring ethics and ethical choices in the field of climbing and parallels in the workplace. He will be discussing what steers climbers to make the ethical choices that they do, the consequences of those choices and whether or not those consequences were foreseeable or intended. Against a backdrop of stunning imagery Mick will be taking us through some of the heated ethical debates in the world of climbing, linking these to business and engaging the audience in discussion of those issues.

In May, a speaker new to IFLAS and The University of Cumbria – David Saddington. Influencing UK & international policy, fronting a pioneering climate media campaign that reached over 3 million people and giving a TEDx talk at London's O2 arena are just a few of David Saddington's achievements as a climate change activist since experiencing a stark introduction to the impacts of climate change as a thirteen year old. 

As a climate change communicator David works to raise the profile of the issue through blogging for media outlets like the Huffington Post, writing book contributions and organising innovative large scale public awareness events in the centre of UK cities involving outdoor cinema, interactive science experiments and panel debates. He is constantly looking for new and innovative to engage with the public and is currently exploring using Virtual Reality technology to tell the story of climate change. 
 After leading education reforms to get climate change on school curricula David has pursued his own academic work studying climate science and a broad range of climate impacts from the environmental to economic, security & health implications. 

David continues to be a contemporary voice and advocate for climate change action, speaking to a range of audiences around the world - from United Nations Conferences to MTV. David speaks about the opportunities and challenges from tackling climate change from his experience consulting on the implementation of carbon and energy policies and on sustainability initiatives with multinational corporations. He always seeks out innovation and ways to re-energise the conversation around this global challenge.

David Saddington

 On the 16th May, at this talk – “Turning science into stories: How do we get people to care about climate change?” David will say that most people are now aware of climate change and the threat it poses - but still, too few of us care enough to take action.

David has been a strong advocate for rapidly moving away from talking about climate change as an environmental issue and instead start getting to grips with the economic, health, security and social aspects.
In this IFLAS open lecture, which follows a year where ‘post-truth’ and ‘populist’ politics have reshaped the western world, David will share his ideas about what all of this means for climate action and how sustainability leaders need to respond. By turning science into stories David believes we can reenergise the conversation around this global challenge and create a more inclusive and diverse voice for change.


For June, we can reveal we will be welcoming iconic fashion designer and environmental activist Vivienne Westwood to Ambleside. For further details on this very special event, click here

Paul Rose
...and then on July 4th, we welcome broadcaster, explorer and adventurer Paul Rose. Paul's talk is entitled The very wet side of sustainability: Changing the world - one dive at a time!
The finest investment for a sustainable future must be ocean protection. Paul explores the last wild, pristine places in the ocean, communicates their value to the world and helps get them protected. To get this done he’s been lost under icebergs, bitten by moray eels, run out of air and attacked by a polar bear. Paul brings to life the challenges and successes of ocean protection with glorious images, film and enlightening tales. He invites us to bring enquiring minds and difficult questions!
A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced science expedition leaders, Paul Rose helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.

Former Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society – representing Fieldwork and Expeditions, Paul is Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions.
In his work for BBC Paul presents television programmes focused on science and the environment.
As a Polar Guide, Paul has led Greenland Ice Cap crossings, first ascents of previously unclimbed Arctic mountains and new ski-mountaineering routes.

He was the Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Survey for 10 years and was awarded HM The Queen's Polar Medal. For his work with NASA and the Mars Lander project on Mt Erebus, Antarctica, he was awarded the US Polar Medal.

A mountain in Antarctica is named after him!


All Open lectures are free to attend, and will take place in the Percival Lecture Theatre, at the Ambleside campus of The University of Cumbria, from 5.30 until around 7pm on the dates indicated.


To register a place on any of the Open Lectures, contact iflas@cumbria.ac.uk

For further information about IFLAS, see our website www.cumbria.ac.uk/iflas, follow us on Twitter (@iflasinfo) or on Facebook (@IFLAS.info)