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.

LaunchingTheJamesCaird

The 2022 AGM and Dinner took place at Dulwich College on Friday 11 November.  Dinner was preceded by a fascinating account of the search for Endurance in 2019 (Weddell Sea Expedition) culminating in the Endurance22 expedition in February/March 2022. The latter was under the auspices of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust. The lecture was given by Mensun Bound, Director of Exploration

Shackleton posters  A few of these are still available. We are asking a minimum donation of £15 please to cover production costs, plus Postage and Packaging of £5.00 (UK) or £9.00 (overseas). To buy a poster, please contact for full payment details.