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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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Friday, 23 November 2018, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London. Preceded by the AGM at 5:30pm in the Auditorium in the Laboratory (New Science Block), followed by a drinks reception around the boat in the James Caird Hall at 6.15pm. Afterwards, Mr David Mearns will give a lecture in the Great Hall entitled: "In the Golden Age of Shipwreck hunting can Shackleton's ENDURANCE be found?" The lecture will be followed by Dinner in the Great Hall.
David L. Mearns OAM, MSc is a chartered marine scientist, historical researcher, author, and expedition leader of deep ocean projects. He is one of the world's most experienced and successful deep-sea shipwreck hunters having located 24 major shipwrecks with an overall 89% success rate, and has been awarded four Guinness World Records, including one for locating the deepest shipwreck ever found at 5,762 metres.

David's most important discoveries include Lucona- a cargo ship at the centre of a sensational European murder trial; Derbyshire- a bulk carrier lost with all hands which led to new rules covering the survivability and structural requirements for bulk carriers; HMS Hood- the famous British battlecruiser sunk in an apocalyptic battle with the German battleship Bismark; HSK Kormoran and HMAS Sydney- the combatants in a battle that led to their mutual destruction; AHS Centaur- an Australian hospital ship sunk by a Japanese submarine; and Esmeralda- a Portuguese East Indiaman in the 1502-1503 fleet of Vasco da Gama, which is the earliest colonial shipwreck ever found and excavated by archaeologists.

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 November 13th at the latest, at 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 Challenge Antarctica.