SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE
SOUTHAMPTON, LONDON – Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 miles (110 km) south-west of London and 15 miles (24 km) north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is noted for its association with the RMS Titanic, the Spitfire, as one of the departure points for D-Day, and more recently as the home port of some of the largest cruise ships in the world. Southampton also has a large shopping centre and retail park, Westquay.
INVERGORDON – Invergordon is a town and port in Easter Ross, in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland. Ideally situated in the centre of the eastern Highlands, the town has an attractive double-width High Street which allows shoppers room to breathe while they browse amongst the selection of local shops.
NEWHAVEN, EDINBURGH – The historic harbour village of Newhaven (the name literally means “new harbour”) is situated between Leith and Granton, around two miles North of the city centre. The often windswept harbour is distinguished from the shoreline by its tall, white lighthouse, originally built in 1869.
LERWICK, SHETLAND ISLANDS – Lerwick is the main town and port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It is both the most northerly and the most easterly town in Scotland. One of the UK’s coastal weather stations is situated there.
BERGEN – Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. The UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen, “The Hanseatic Wharf”, is the most obvious remnant from the time Bergen used to be the centre of trade between Norway and the rest of Europe.
ALESUND – Ålesund is a port town on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord. It’s known for the art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904, as documented at the Jugendstilsenteret museum. There are panoramic views of Ålesund’s architecture, the surrounding archipelago and fjords from the Mount Aksla lookout.
AKUREYRI – Nicknamed the “Capital of North Iceland”, Akureyri is an important port and fishing center. The area has a relatively mild climate because of geographical factors, and the town’s ice-free harbour has played a significant role in its history.
ISAFJORDUR – Ísafjörður is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. It’ s known for it’s dramatic landscapes. The old town has wooden houses with corrugated tin roofs built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, including a collection of old fishing boats.
REYKJAVIK – Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1785 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the following decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.