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 ten gatherings excerpted from trip reports on my personal webpage.

Last updated: 18 April 2019.

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JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY MEMBERS DINNER and LECTURE
Dulwich College, London
Friday, 3 May 2019
The President, Chairman and Committee of the James Caird Society invite you to a Members Dinner and Lecture at Dulwich College on Friday May 3rd 2019. A drinks reception will be held around the boat in the James Caird Hall at 5.45pm.
Afterwards, Sue Flood will give a lecture in the Great Hall entitled: The Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer and why the Emperor is the Perfect Penguin
      Sue Flood is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, adventure travel leader and public speaker. Her work takes her all over the world and she has a special passion for the wildlife and icy beauty of Antarctica and is one of the very few women who chooses to return again and again to Earth's harshest and most demanding environment.
      A Durham University zoology student graduate, Sue spent 11 years with the BBC Natural History Unit, working on series including The Blue Planet and Planet Earth as well as the Disneynature movie Earth with Sir David Attenborough before deciding to leave and concentrate on her photography.
      She has appeared on screen for the BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic; been featured on the series Cameramen Who Dare and has had images in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Geo and other distinguished publications. She has won multiple awards in competitions including Travel Photographer of the Year, International Photographer of the Year, International Garden Photographer of the Year, the International Conservation Photography Awards ( Best of Festival ), and a Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal.
      Her new book Emperor—The Perfect Penguin with a foreword by Michael Palin, was published in September 2018 and was runner-up in the best Nature book category in the International Photography Awards.
      Sue is a member of the Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and, in recognition of her photographic achievements, met Her Majesty The Queen during a special Adventurers and Explorers event held at Buckingham Palace.
      When she is not in some far-flung location, Sue lives with her husband Chris in North Wales.
The Lecture will be followed by Dinner.
      Tickets are £50 each, to include a three course meal and wine.
      If you wish to attend the Dinner please email the Hon Sec, Dr Andrew Kinniburgh, by April 22nd at the latest, at akinniburgh@f2s.com including in your email your full name, email address, the full name of any guest, whether you have any dietary requirements and your method of payment.
      Please pay by cheque (payable to The James Caird Society) and sent to Dr A. Kinniburgh, 43 Prideaux Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2NB. UK or by bank transfer to SORT CODE 12-01-03 and ACCOUNT NO 00447400, marking the transaction DINNER. If a £ Sterling payment is to be made to our bank (Bank of Scotland) from a bank outside the UK, you may need the following: BIC BOFSGB21254 and IBAN GB84 BOFS 1201 0300 4474 00.
      No tickets will be issued, but email confirmation of your reservation will be sent on receipt of your payment.
      Dress code: Lounge suit.
      There is plenty of parking at Dulwich College and there is a train every 30 minutes from Victoria Station to West Dulwich Station (Orpington Line) which is a 5 minute walk from the College.
      This is a charity Dinner in aid of The Challenge Antarctica Expedition.



SOUTHPOLE-SIUM v.4
Dublin, Ireland

Friday-Sunday, 7-9 June 2019
The fourth SouthPole-sium will convene in Dublin in June.
Full information may be found at
http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering4.htm



SYMPOSIUM: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN ANTARCTICA
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Thursday-Friday, 17-18 October 2019
"Join us for a symposium that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first All-Woman Research Team in Antarctica. Led by Dr. Lois Jones, this team of four women from The Ohio State University made polar history when they went to Antarctica in 1969.
Speakers will include polar scientists, historians, explorers, and two members of the original team. The symposium will look at women's past, present, and future in science, research, discovery, and leadership."

For more information, contact any organizing committee member: Laura Kissel (kissel.4@osu.edu), Anne Grunow (grunow.1@osu.edu), Melisa Diaz (diaz.237@osu.edu), Michele Cook (cook.942@osu.edu), Jason Cervenec (cervenec.1@osu.edu).
For the most current information: https://byrd.osu.edu/womens-symposium-2019



19th SHACKLETON AUTUMN SCHOOL
Athy, Ireland

Friday-Monday, 25-28 October 2019
Check back for information as it develops.

Lectures – Exhibitions – Film – Drama – Dinner – Excursion
Friday 25th– Monday 28th October 2019
For information and booking contact:
Athy Heritage Centre– Shackleton Museum
Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare
Tel: 059 – 8633075
athyheritage@eircom.net
www.shackletonmuseum.com
More details to follow.



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