Author: Anthony Speca

Schools Newsletter – May 2022

Earlier this month, we returned to Wycombe Abbey for our second Wycombe Model Arctic Council (WYCOMAC) conference — our final schools conference of this academic year.  Read all about it in our May newsletter—and catch up on our other schools MACs this year as well. We’ll be back in touch before the academic year ends …

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Wycombe Model Arctic Council 2

It was a pleasure to return to the leafy and beautiful school grounds of Wycombe Abbey last weekend for the second Wycombe Model Arctic Council (WYCOMAC), which took place alongside Wycombe Abbey’s Model United Nations conference. Originally scheduled for January, WYCOMAC 2 was postponed to May due to the pandemic, and disruptions to scheduling meant …

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University Newsletter – May 2022

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve extended the registration period for our second Norwich Model Arctic Council by two weeks, to Friday 13th May. Take advantage of this extension and register now for our final university MAC this academic year! Read our May university newsletter for more information. And if you missed our April newsletter, …

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Presentation at 7th UK Arctic Science Conference

Yesterday, I took part in a session on ‘Innovation in Arctic education and public outreach’ at the Seventh UK Arctic Science Conference, organised by the UK Arctic Office, the Durham Arctic Research Centre and Durham University.  I reported on the launch of the Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC) for undergraduate students, which took place a …

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Student remarks on SCOTMAC

I’m most grateful to Erica Zaja, a fourth-year undergraduate student reading Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, for her very positive reflections on the first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC).  Erica took part as a delegate, never having experienced model diplomacy, and she had this to say in her guest post on …

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Scotland Model Arctic Council

The faculty, staff and students of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) are rather fortunate of geography.  Their institute, the oldest and largest of its kind in Scotland, is surrounded by the sea on three sides, sharing with ancient Dunstaffnage Castle a small promontory at the conjunction of Loch Etive and Loch Linnhe on …

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More media coverage of SCOTMAC

The first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC) launches tomorrow at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban!  SCOTMAC has previously been featured in Scotland’s The National newspaper, and I’m now very excited that Dr Irene Quaile, a journalist covering Arctic issues since 2007, has written a comprehensive article about SCOTMAC for her ‘Ice-Blog’, entitled …

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Norwich Model Arctic Council for Schools 6

This past weekend, from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th March, delegates gathered at Norwich School in Norwich, UK, for the sixth Norwich Model Arctic Council (NORMAC) for Schools.  Due to the pandemic, a long two years had passed since the fifth NORMAC, and it was exciting finally to reconvene our flagship Polar Aspect MAC for …

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