CURRENT and UPCOMING ANTARCTIC EVENTS

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 seven gatherings excerpted from trip reports on my personal webpage.

Last updated: 31 August 2014.

Accessed at least many times since 17 April 2007.



Events associated with the centenary of Scott's Terra Nova expedition 2010-2012
Current & Continuing Antarctic Events
Upcoming Antarctic Events



Events associated with the centenary of Scott's Terra Nova expedition 2010-2012:

[Numerous events, mostly in the UK, are being proposed and planned during 2010-2012 to commemorate Scott's Last Expedition. The
Scott 100 website has now been launched that will act as a central information clearinghouse for these events and once up, much of the information will be duplicated here or possibly just a link will be included.] This site will continue on as the Scott Centenary comes to a close. Next up: Shackleton and his Endurance expedition.




Current & Continuing Antarctic Events:


SHACKLETON ENDURANCE EXHIBITION

Ferry Terminal, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. Exhibition open every day. Admission. Exhibition runs through September 2014.

"The exhibition tells a survival story like no other: Irish-born explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917. Today it's rightly seen as perhaps the most remarkable in exploration history: a tale of extraordinary leadership—of the triumph of the human heart and spirit when faced with the most terrible odds. But it was years before its true significance emerged.
Relive this true life story at the Shackleton Endurance Exhibition in Dn Laoghaire. On display are over 150 photographs taken by the Expedition photographer Frank Hurley, a full size exact replica of the James Caird; the lifeboat that proved so critical to the rescue, and much, much more. After visiting the exhibition, you'll understand that it truly was a 'Triumph against all odds'."
See:
http://www.shackletonexhibition.com/

(24 November 2013)




Upcoming Antarctic Events:


NEW ZEALAND ICEFEST

27 September to 12 October 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand.

"Each of the three weekends of the festival will focus on a different aspect of Antarctica Industry and International Relations (including the Antarctic Season Opening celebrations), Adventure and Heritage and Art and Culture. Integral to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, the Science and Environment programme will run right through the festival."

For more see
http://nzicefest.co.nz/

(25 July 2014)



14th ANNUAL SHACKLETON AUTUMN SCHOOL

Friday-Monday, 24-27 October 2014, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Exhibition: To be determined

Film: To be determined

Lecturers:
Michael Smith: Shackleton

Huw Lewis Jones: Crossing of Antarctica

Rourke Bryan: Antarctica Then and Now: A Continent Tamed?

P. J Capelotti : Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer

Dr Rip Bulkeley Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-1821

Dr C. L. Devlin: On the Natural History of Arctic Fauna: A Correspondence between James Lamont and Charles Darwin, 1860 to 1871

Dr Bernard Stonehouse: Emperors and kings: tales of an Antarctic biologist

Jim Mayer: Shackleton—A Life in Poetry
For more information go to
http://www.shackletonmuseum.com/



SHACKLETON'S CARPENTER
From November 2014
A play about McNish by Gale Louw, performed at various venues in Southeast England.



JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:30pm (AGM), followed at 6pm by a talk by Kelly Tyler-Lewis author of The Lost Men, followed by Dinner, Great Hall. Dulwich College, London.



SOUTHPOLE-sium v.2

"For those who collect, write, publish, buy, sell & love books relating to Antarctica and the South Polar Regions."
Scheduled for 1-4 May 2015 in and around Craobh Haven, Argyll, Scotland.
Organized by The Antarctic Circle, Robert Stephenson and Falcon Scott.
Registration begins 30 June 2014.
Paid-up registration to date: 26
For more information go to: http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering2.htm



JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, CENTENARY LUNCH

Saturday, 9 May 2015, aboard HQS Wellington, Livery Hall of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, London.
Lunch and lecture, taking the place of the usual May dinner at Dulwich College. Celebrating the 21st birthday of the Society.



WESTMINSTER ABBEY MEMORIAL SERVICE

A memorial service associated with the cenetenary of Shackleton's Endurance expedition is being planned for Westminster Abbey on 20 May 2016, followed by a reception at the Institute of Engineers.



JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE

Friday, 6 November 2015, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London.
Speaker to be determined. Also the official moving of the James Caird to the new Science Building at Dulwich College.



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