Maritime Lecture Series: Living in the Arctic

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4 October | 11am - 12.30pm
£8 | Members: £6
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
Talks & courses

Join Kari Herbert for a talk about life on the very brink of civilisation, where she will be sharing her experiences of living with a remote tribe of Inuit in Northwest Greenland. 

Herbert will take us through the journey of polar food, introducing the cultural and spiritual connection Inuit have with hunting, their environment and the food they eat.  Expect tales of Arctic explorers, surprising provisions, and some fun food stories.

Kari Herbert is an author and travel photojournalist. She has travelled widely in the Polar regions. Her first book, The Explorer’s Daughter, is a travelogue-memoir about her return to Northwest Greenland where she lived as a child with her father, Sir Wally Herbert, among a small tribe of Inuit hunters.


Maritime Lecture Series

This lecture series is themed around food, its contexts and histories, and will tie in with the exciting launch of the National Maritime Museum’s four new galleries. Speakers include Dr Kaori O’Connor on Hawaiian feasts and mariners in the Pacific and Marc Meltonville on how Tudor seafaring changed the British dining table. Find out more about our four new galleries.

20 September: Dr Kaori O'Connor - Sailing to an Island Feast

27 September: John Wright - The Edible Seashore 

11 October: Marc Meltonville - Putting the World on your Plate

18 October: Janet Macdonald - Feeding the Georgian Navy