Norwich Model Arctic Council 2020
5th – 8th March
A diplomatic simulation for secondary schools
Make a journey into the far North
From the heart of the cathedral city of Norwich
NORMAC is the only stand-alone secondary-school Model Arctic Council in the world today. Pupils play the roles of delegates from Arctic states and—unusually in model diplomacy—indigenous peoples. Their challenge is to negotiate consensus on some of the most pressing questions facing not only the Arctic and its communities, but by extension our world as a whole.
At once a pristine wilderness, a treasure house of natural riches, and an ancient homeland for unique cultures, the Arctic is one of the most fascinating—and fast-changing—regions on the planet. 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.
Our host for NORMAC 2020 is Norwich School, one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Norwich School is situated in an oasis of greenery and calm at the heart of the city of Norwich. Like the neighbouring Cathedral, it dates back over 900 years. Indeed, Norwich was for centuries England’s second city. Today it offers visitors a rich mix of historical charm and modern flair.