Johnian Society Virtual Interview with Professor Peter Nienow (1984)
The Johnian Society is delighted to continue to host virtual interviews with alumni in 2023. Guests may participate in the event for as long or short a time as they like, staying just for the interview or also engaging in friendly conversation with fellow alumni during the Q&A session.
In this interview Professor Peter Nienow (1984) will speak with Mark Wells (1981) about his memories of St John’s, climate change and his research on glaciers and ice sheets.
Peter Nienow is Professor of Glaciology at the University of Edinburgh and he was awarded the Polar Medal by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018 in recognition of his research activities in the Arctic.
His research investigates how glaciers and ice sheets behave in order to understand how they will contribute to sea level and impact water resources in our warming world. His research has been supported by sustained field-based investigations in Greenland, the Canadian High Arctic and European Alps.
Please follow the link to join the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88402562859
6.25–6.30pm: Online check-in opens.
6.30pm: Event is live.
6.30–6.35pm: Welcome message from Mark Wells (1981), President of the Johnian Society.
6.35–6.55pm: Interview with Peter Nienow (1984).
6.55pm onwards: Q&A and networking.
Find a quiet, private space
It’s important to find a quiet space to listen to the talk in order not to be disruptive to others while your microphone is on.
Always mute your microphone if you’re not speaking
This ensures you enter the talk quietly and that any background noises that could be distracting to the speaker and other participants are now inaudible. To ‘mute’ yourself, click the ‘Mute’ button (a microphone symbol). A red slash will appear over the microphone icon indicating that your audio is now off.
Raise your hand
During the Q&A session, click on the icon labelled ‘Participants’ at the bottom centre of your PC or Mac screen. At the bottom of the window on the right side of the screen, click the button labelled ‘Raise Hand’. Your digital hand is now raised, and the moderator will tell you when it’s your turn to ask your question.