The James Caird Society

Welcome to the website of the James Caird Society, a society dedicated to honouring the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton, especially during the ill-fated but glorious Endurance Expedition, when all members of the party were rescued following a daring 800-mile voyage in the 23’ 6” life boat James Caird.

The Society has two formal dinners each year, held at Dulwich College, Shackleton’s former school and now home of the James Caird. These are usually very well attended events, featuring a relevant speaker and with welcome drinks ‘around the boat’. We also issue an annual Newsletter, and a Journal every 18 months or so.

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The 2022 AGM and Dinner will take place at Dulwich College on Friday 11 November 2022. Members will receive details and invitations shortly. It promises to be a fascinating evening.

A few Shackleton posters remain and can still be ordered. Please email