Principles of the SouthPole-sium
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Would you be interested in doing a short presentation? Let us know and we'll add it.
1. The Adelie Mail and Cape Adare Times, the Northern Party's newspaper, one issue, one copy. Rob Stephenson

2. Some Scott and Bowers letters, photos, etc. Trevor Cornford

3. Something stemming from his PhD thesis "Scott's Last Expedition and the Literature of Cold." Philip Sidney

4. I was looking over the possible ideas for talks, and I would like to participate in one that deals with food and drink references in Antarctic literature. I would also like to see how food and nutrition concerns are addressed today, in comparison. Richard Gutman

5. Sounds great and I'd love to do something on my new book about the Antarctics in WWI—the book will be done and dusted by then, publication probably August/September 2015. Anne Strathie

6. Cook's Second Voyage; its books. Michael Rosove

7. "What the whalers really told Shackleton: how reality is lost in myth"(Or something like that). Bob Burton

8. "The Strange and Awful History of Scurvy." Bob Burton

9. Robert Pope, Sr., and Operations Highjump and Windmill. Robert Pope, Jr.

10. Perhaps something on her new book "Scott and Charcot at the col du Lautaret." Judy Skelton

11. I could give a very short presentation on
    1) the future of icebreaking;
    2) dog-team driving with the British Antarctic Survey.
I hope that there will be a serious discussion on what we might expect the future of Antarctic exploration/activities to be like in view of
    1) the pressures for economic development; and
    2) competition for funding from Arctic; and
    3) Tourism pressures.
Rorke Bryan

12. 1. I could give a presentation on the construction, launch and 60 year working life of the SS Terra Nova and her involvement in polar exploration in the Antarctic and the Arctic. Also the location and discovery by the Schmidt Ocean Institute, of the wreck of the ship off South West Greenland, as she was found in July, 1912. I
2. I could give a presentation comparing the southern polar journeys of Shackleton 1908/09 and Scott 1911/12, illustrating the different approach to tackling the route to the South Pole. The width of a pen board or blackboard and chalk would be required, equipment which I do not have.
3. At present, I am well advanced on a biography of Surgeon Captain Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881-1929) DSO AM MRCS LRCP RN. "ANTARCTIC EXPLORER & WAR HERO—The man who found Captain Scott." I hope to have the book published early in 2015, in which case I can give a presentation and will have the books with me for sale.
Mike Tarver

13. An update on the census of copies of the Aurora Australis. Rob Stephenson

14. I'd like to propose a talk/book launch for the event. I've been working on the final (to be published) third of the Irish sailor's Antarctic adventures (working title "Tom Crean's Discovery" and would like to plan on giving a short talk, in conjunction with scheduled book launch. I hope you can find a place in the lineup for me. I'm also planning to set up an event at Discovery Point in Dundee for the same general time.
David Hirzel

15. I will talk about the C. A. Larsen Collection at the Fram Museum.
Geir Kløver

16. I gave a presentation at the Scott Polar Research Institute in 2012 linking the lives and writings of Apsley Cherry-Garrard and T.E. Lawrence. As the SouthPole-Sium is a book event, perhaps this might be the topic of my 15-minute talk.
Alison Jolley

17. Sir Philip Brocklehurst and The Ship Inn in Wincle.