Prof. Jan Borm, director of the Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research, will give a lecture on « The story of the Franklin expedition through the British eye » on Wednesday 18 th October at the Alliance Française in Reykjavík.
The Franklin expedition started in 1845 when two British ships left England in order to to navigate the Northwest passage in the Canadian Arctic and thus find a maritime route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, while also making some physical observations. Unfortunately, both ships became icebound in the Victoria passage, leading to the loss of all crew members despite epic attempts to survive.
The lecture will constitute a pre-event of the Arctic Circle Assembly. It will take place at 20:30 at the Alliance Française, Tryggvagata 8, 2d Floor, as indicated in the full programme of the Arctic Circle assembly.
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