Included here are notices of exhibits, lectures, conferences and other gatherings or events of Antarctic interest. Current and closest to the present usually listed first. Go to PAST EVENTS for those that have already happened.The best polar gathering of the year is the Shackleton Autumn School, held each October in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Have a look at photos and commentary on the past ten gatherings excerpted from trip reports on my personal webpage.
Last updated: 15 September 2018.Accessed at least times since 17 April 2007.
Monday, 29th October 2016
18th ANNUAL SHACKLETON AUTUMN SCHOOL
Friday-Monday, 27-30 October 2018. Athy, Ireland.Click here for a registration form.
Click here for the Autumn School brochure.
See also http://shackletonmuseum.com/blog/2018/08/09/shackleton-autumn-school-2018-2/
Lectures confirmed to date:Arveds Fuchs - 'In Shackleton's Wake'Friday 26th October
Sharon Greene - 'Kathleen Shackleton, A Life'
Bob Headland - 'The Extraordinary Four Antarctic Winters of Argentine Jose Manuel Moneta during the 1920s'
Geir Kløver - 'Lessons from the Arctic'
Jim McAdam - 'Conor OBrien—Patriot, Sailor and Adventurer'
David Mearns - 'Solving Famous Shipwreck Mysteries'
Isobel Williams & John Dudeney - 'William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero'7.30pm - Official Opening in Athy Heritage Centre Museum.Saturday, 27th October Lecture Series, Athy Library
8.00pm - Book Launch. 'The Spectral Arctic: A History of Ghosts and Dreams in Polar Exploration' by Shane McCorristine
Exhibition 'Exploring Shackleton'—Exhibition developed by and held in conjunction with the Fram Museum telling Shackleton's story from cradle to grave.
'On Thin Ice'—Ice cold Science exhibition held in conjunction with the Norwegian Embassy. DublinLECTURES
4.30pm 'Icebreakers' A series of short presentations on topics relevant to the Shackleton Autumn School, presented by those with a passion for their subject.
8.00pm - Autumn School Dinner
Sunday, 28th October Lecture Series, Athy LibraryLECTURES
5.00pm Open Forum - Chaired by Bob Headland
8.30pm - Drama—'Shackleton's Carpenter.' One man play performed by Malcom Rennie.
Probable Field Trip—Bus tour through Shackleton country.
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