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.
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THE ROSS SEA PARTY - Joe O'Farrell Thursday, 9 March 2017. 7pm for 7:30-9pm. School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen's University, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast BT7 1NN. Free but e-mail to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Tasked with laying supply depots for Shackleton moving towards them, the party was unaware that Endurance had been crushed in sea ice. The depots were set up in spite of many setbacks, including the loss of their ship."
THE HEROIC ERA OF ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION - A Conference Friday 24 - Sunday 26 March 2017, National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Torpedo Bat, Devonport, Auckland, NZ.
Friday evening: Cocktail party.
Saturday: 9am-4pm. Conference Sessons. 4-6 Social Gathering, NAvy Wardroom.
Sunday: 10am. Commemorative Service, Navy Chapel, followed by tour of the Devonport Navy Base. Afternoon: Conference Sessions and final Social Gathering at Navy Museum.
Registration: Download form from www.antarctic.org.nz
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.