At 70 miles, the Ordnance Survey defines Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire as the UK’s furthest settlement from the sea. Leicester and Loughborough lie approximately 25 miles to the southeast and east of Coton in the Elms respectively; they and other Midlands populations including Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham are at the heart of terrestrial UK. They all depend upon the marine environment and the Blue Economy to tackle the challenges of climate change and to derive the socio-economic benefit of the resources residing in our seas and oceans.
A UK National Hydrogropher until 2012, Nick Lambert commanded the ice patrol ship HMS Endurance in Antarctica from 2005-2007. He is also Chairman of the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Chairman of the James Caird Society and he is co founder and Director of NLA International Ltd.
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Seats at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery (New Walk) are restricted in order to maintain social distancing. It is also possible to attend the lecture by Zoom.
Members of the Society will receive an email by 31st January giving details of how to attend both using Zoom. Members who would like to attend in person may reserve seats in the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery by clicking on the “Going” button below.
Those who are not members of the Society can book tickets for £5 (or £3 for students) using EventBrite: