Dr Huw Lewis-Jones
Huw Lewis-Jones is an environmental historian and expedition guide. He is a writer who teaches.
Huw has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and leads voyages to challenging places. He has written award-winning books that have now been published in sixteen languages. He has worked as an international photo editor, a museum curator, a research director, and a local beach cleaner. It’s usually better to be outside than in.
Huw’s books include Imagining the Arctic, Explorers’ Sketchbooks, Ocean Portraits, The Lifeboat, The Crossing of Antarctica, In Search of the South Pole, The Conquest of Everest, and The Writer’s Map. He is currently at work on new books for next year – The Sea Journal, Arktos, and A Map of the Island – and a larger ongoing research project relating to environmental histories of photography.
This past year, Huw has been teaching in lecture halls, at festivals, on ships, by glaciers, and on remote volcanic islands, from the South Pacific to the High Arctic. He likes to navigate boats into the ice, taking people north to see whales and polar bears in the wild, or south, to penguin rookeries, albatross colonies, and yet more ice.
Huw also curates photo exhibitions and has appeared in BBC documentaries. He has been a Fellow at Harvard University and Curator of both the Scott Polar Research Institute and the National Maritime Museum in London. He won the Leif Erikson Award in 2015 for his advocacy of exploration, photography and wilderness heritage. Most recently, he was Green Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Huw joined Falmouth University as Senior Lecturer in 2018.