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: 12 November 2017.Accessed at least times since 17 April 2007.
JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE Friday, 17 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.
FRIENDS OF SPRI AGM
18 November 2017. Cambridge.
DR EDWARD WILSON: FROM ST GEORGE'S TO ANTARCTICA. TALKS AND EXHIBITIONTalk: Thursday, 23 November 2017, 7pm, at St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT, in the Monckton Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Grosvenor Wing.
Exhibition: Hyde Park Room, First Floor, Lanesborough Wing, on Friday 24th November from 1-5pm and on Saturday and Sunday 25th-26th November from 10am-4pm. Entry to the Exhibition is free.
Live Arts at St George's Hospital, along with the Archives of St George's, University of London are hosting an exhibition of photographs, documents and illustrations relating to St George's alumnus, Edward Adrian Wilson. Dr Edward Wilson, who trained at St George's Hospital, was the Assistant Surgeon and Zoologist on the Discovery Expedition, and Chief Scientist on the Terra Nova. Wilson, along with Captain Scott, perished on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. Some of the material displayed has never been seen in public before. Accompanying the exhibition there will be talks by Dr David Wilson, great nephew of Edward Wilson, and Anne Strathie, Polar Historian, as well as a display of thematic art of the Antarctic.
The opening event takes place on Thursday 23 November 2017 at 7pm at St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT, in the Monckton Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Grosvenor Wing.
Tickets for the evening event can be purchased from the St George's Charity website and are £10 to include lectures, exhibition viewing and refreshments. http://www.stgeorgeshospitalcharity.org.uk/events/events/profile/antarctic-exhibition
The Exhibition will also be open in the Hyde Park Room, First Floor, Lanesborough Wing, on Friday 24th November from 1-5pm and on Saturday and Sunday 25th-26th November from 10am-4pm. Entry to the Exhibition is free.
—Thanks to Cathy Corbishley Michel
SCOTT 150 PLYMOUTH
Wednesday, 6 June 2018. Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth. Web: http://thedukeofcornwall.co.uk
Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Captain Scott's Birth in Plymouth.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME0930 Coach from Duke of Cornwall hotel to St Bartholomew's Church, Milehouse (site of Scott's birthplace)Booking: Download the Booking Form for the events on 6 June 2018 here. For further details please contact the Vice Chairman and Secretary of DCPS Julie Ellis: 01752 767753.
1000 Church service to commemorate life of Captain Scott
1130 Coach to National Scott Memorial at Mount Wise
1200 Wreath laying ceremony Mount Wise
1230 Coach to Duke of Cornwall
1300 Buffet Lunch - Duke of Cornwall
1400 Talk by David Crane on Captain Scott
1530 Talk by Lloyd Peck on Science in Antarctica
1830 Music by Edwardian trio in bar
1930 Gala dinner with guest speaker - Falcon Scott
For details of community and school activities planned from 2-9 June 2018 contact: Fr Richard Silk at St Bartholomews and St Marks Church, Outlands Road, Plymouth, PL2 3BZ
Tel: 01752 518030
Note: St Bartholomews Church was built in 1958 on the site of Outlands House, the boyhood home of Robert Falcon Scott.