Writer: Rob David
Dr Rob David completed his PhD in British Culture and the Arctic at Lancaster University. Since then he has investigated Cumbria's links to arctic explorers and the arctic whaling industry. As well as articles in journals he has written In Search of Arctic Wonders: Cumbria and the Arctic in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries [Kendal, 2013]. He was President of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society from 2017 to 2020.