Selma Barkham is a historical geographer who discovered 16th Century Basque whaling sites on the southern coast of Labrador, Canada. She was awarded the Order of Canada for her work.
Hometown: Bosham, Sussex, England
Education: Studies at the Universities of London and Paris; two Honorary Doctorates
Expeditions: South Coast of Labrador, Quebec North Shore, West Coast of Newfoundland, Canada; Basque Coast of Spain and France
Favorite place to be: The Strait of Belle Isle area, Canada
Best discovery: 16th-century Basque whaling sites on the South Coast of Labrador, Canada
Favorite items to have in the field: Chocolate, binoculars and a warm jacket
Personal hero: Nelson Mandela for courage, Captain Cook for excellence in work, Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad for perseverance
Hobbies: Bird-watching, walking, writing and languages
Advice: Always take an interest in something new.