L903 Winter 2020 Trip Tales
Wednesdays, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 29–Feb. 19
Instructor: Lucy Richards
These trip tales continue lectures that began in the fall 2019 term about expedition cruises taken by the instructor—specifically, cruises on small ships to places larger ships often cannot reach. The four lectures will cover: 1) a cruise to western Greenland and arctic Canada; 2) a cruise among the Philippine Islands; 3) a cruise to the Kimberley region of far northwestern Australia, a remote area accessible only by ship; and 4) a cruise to Svalbard, above the Arctic Circle, and eastern Greenland’s Scoresby Sound. The presentations will include movies made during the cruises by a professional videographer on board, supplemented by the instructor’s own pictures and commentary.
Lucy Richards is a lawyer by training and spent much of her career at the Department of State. She also held policy positions at the Department of Commerce and served a stint detailed to the House Subcommittee on Science and Technology. She developed an interest in expedition travel after a trip to the Galapagos in 2010.