Few people can list polar expeditions on their CV but Beatrice von Preussen does.

This ordinary woman shares details of her extraordinary life as an artist, explorer, printmaker and illustrator on Thursday 3rd June online.

Her adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic are outlined at Paisley & District U3A’s monthly meeting from 2-3pm. Members can question Beatrice about her trip and enjoy a bit of catch-up time.

U3A chair, Kathy O’Donnell, said: “Most of us dream of journeying round the world at our leisure. Whereas, Beatrice von Preussen has joined scientific visits to the north and south poles to combine her love of art, nature and science.

“Drawings of polar bears and penguins appeared in her London exhibition of illustration and printmaking from the Arctic and Antarctic. We can expect captivating stories by this blogger, writer, science communicator, and former artist in residence at Battersea Park Children’s zoo.

“As this event follows national u3a Day, we hope to have a larger viewing audience. Our members are able to invite friends along to hear tales from the frozen ends of the earth.”

Delving into sketch books, photo albums and diaries made during her travels, Beatrice will illustrate two extraordinary environments on earth. She said: “I’m very much looking forward to sharing my experiences and enjoying a good discussion with u3a members.”

Paisley & District u3a is Scotland’s 50th self-help learning co-operative for people who are no longer in full time work.   U3as are led by local volunteers who share their learning.  U3as are part of a UK-wide and international educational movement whose motto is ‘Learn, laugh, live.’

For details of this free live talk, visit: https://u3asites.org.uk/paisley/welcome.

Main photo: Beatrice Von Preussen Credit: Beatrice Von Preussen / beatricevonpreussen.co.uk