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: 4 December 2014.

Accessed at least many times since 17 April 2007.



Events associated with the centenary of Scott's Terra Nova expedition 2010-2012
Events associated with the centenary of Shackleton's Endurance expedition 2014-2016
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.




Events associated with the centenary of Shackleton's Endurance expedition 2014-2016:

[Numerous events, mostly in the UK, are being proposed and planned during 2014-2016 to commemorate Shackleton's Endurance Expedition. The
Shackleton 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.]




Current & Continuing Antarctic Events:


SHACKLETON ENDURANCE EXHIBITION

Ferry Terminal, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. Exhibition open every day. Admission.

"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 Dun 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:


THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA

Monday, 12 January 2015, 6:30pm, Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road, London.
Talk by Huw Lewis-Jones. "Historian and polar guide Huw explores the epic first crossing of Antarctica in 1958. Led by Vivian Fuchs and Ed Hillary, this great expedition finally fulfilled Shackleton's dream." Supper available after this lecture. RGS-IBG members + one guest.



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: 43
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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