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: 28 July 2016.Accessed at least times since 17 April 2007.
UNVEILING OF SHACKLETON STATUE Tuesday, 30 August 2016, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland
The unveiling ceremony will begin at 1pm sharp on the 30th of August at Emily Square, Athy, one hundred years to the day that Shackleton rescued his men from Elephant Island. The ceremony will be attended by a honour guard from the Irish Navy marking Shackleton's life at sea. All attendees are asked to be present and in placeat 12.45pm.
The unveiling will be followed by the official opening of the exhibition 'By Endurance we Conquer: Shackleton and his men' in Athy Heritage Centre Museum.
16th ANNUAL SHACKLETON AUTUMN SCHOOL Friday-Monday, 28-31 October 2016, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland
More information later.
JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE Friday, 5 November 2016, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London. Preceded by the AGM at 5:30pm in the South Cloister. Dinner will be served at 7pm in the Great Hall.
THE ROALD AMUNDSEN MEMORIAL LECTURES 2016 Friday and Saturday, 2 & 3 December 2016, Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway.
There will be lecture sessions during the day and a dinner on the deck of the Fram in the evening.Friday 2 DecemberFor this and more information go to: eventsfram2016.pdf
18:00 Exhibition opening Captain C.A. Larsen Ð Explorer, Whaler & Family Man
Launch of C.A. Larsen's diaries from Jason (1891-94) and Antarctic (1901-04)
20:30 Film: Trapped at the End of the World. Argentinian documentary from 2004 about the Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-04. English subtitles. 83 min.
Saturday 3 December
10:00 Geir O. Kløver—Welcome. Launch of Gustav Juel Wiik's and Peder Ristvedt's diaries from the Gjøa Expedition (1903-06)
10:30 Joe O'Farrell—The Ross Sea Party 1914-17: Tragedy or Triumph?
11:40 Robert Stephenson—A Low-Latitude Antarctic Gazetteer (Antarctic Sites outside the Antarctic—memorials, statues, houses, graves and the occasional pub)
12:00 Lunch in the Gjøa Building
13:00 Aant Elzinga—Otto Nordenskjöld and the Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-1903 in scientific context
14:10 Robert Burton—Captain C.A. Larsen at South Georgia: Launching the Antarctic whaling industry
15:10 Coffee break
14:40 PJ Capelotti—Polar Opposites: American and Norwegian voices in the exploration of Franz Josef Land
16:50 The Polar Exploration Game ©The Fram Museum
Reception in the C.A. Larsen exhibition
19:45 Recreation of the City of Kristiania's dinner 10 September 1896 for Fridtjof Nansen and his men to welcome them home
from Fram's drift across the Polar Sea. The same 9-course menu and similar wine will be served, the same speeches will be held and the same music played.
JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE Friday, 5 May 2017, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London.
SOUTHPOLE-sium v.3 Friday-Sunday, 12-14 May 2017, Oslo, Norway. See the webpage on this site.
JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE Friday, 10 November 2017, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London. Preceded by the AGM at 5:30pm in the South Cloister. Dinner will be served at 7pm in the Great Hall.