I suggested Tom Crean for the name at the time.
We have been in discussions with British Antarctic Survey to get someone in to speak to the students, and this would be excellent with this renewed interest, and also to coincide with our unit on the Antarctic.
Simon Armitage, the new Poet Laureate, and a geography graduate no less, published a new poem on the same day. It recasts the ship as a modern day Ark... exploring the impacts of climatic change.
It can be read on Simon's own website page, as a PDF
Later that day, Simon then visited Jamie and the Encounter Edu team...
Fantastic to talk Arctic and climate change with the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, whose new poem was on @BBCr4today this morning. Here he is about to go full 3D with @encounteredu to see the @NERCscience Arctic station. @BAS_News @UKSINet #UKinArctic pic.twitter.com/213b8LQ4yl— NERC Arctic Office (@Arctic_Office) September 26, 2019
Ark: copyright Simon Armitage
Image: Copyright BAS Press Office.