Norwich Model Arctic Council
NORMAC 6 for Schools: 3 – 6 March 2022
NORMAC 2 for University: TBC June 2022
for secondary schools…
…and diplomatic simulations
for university students
Make a journey into the far North
From the heart of
Norwich’s Cathedral Close…
…or from the iconic campus of the
University of East Anglia
Polar Aspect’s NORMAC for schools is the only stand-alone secondary-school Model Arctic Council in the world today. At this three-day residential conference hosted by Norwich School, pupils play the roles of diplomats from Arctic states and, unusually in model diplomacy, Indigenous peoples. Delegates benefit throughout from teacherly advice and guidance from an Arctic expert, and they also enjoy special social events at which to cement new friendships.
Polar Aspect’s NORMAC for university is one of the only Model Arctic Councils in the world designed with undergraduates in mind. At this five-day residential conference hosted by the University of East Anglia, students play the roles of diplomats from Arctic states and, unusually in model diplomacy, Indigenous peoples. They also enjoy talks and guidance from scholars and specialists, a field visit to the famous Scott Polar Research Institute, and special social events.
As the global climate changes, the Arctic has become one of the most important regions on the planet. It is also one of the most fascinating. More than a pristine wilderness or resource frontier, it is an ancestral homeland. Unlike other international fora, the Arctic Council formally brings together not only the countries of the Arctic, but also its Indigenous peoples, in order to reach consensus on difficult issues. These issues challenge only the Arctic itself, but also the world as a whole.