Present and past

Shackleton 150th Anniversary Conference

The Sir Ernest H Shackleton Appreciation Society will be holding a Shackleton 150th Anniversary Conference at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 1, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR The dates for this event are: Friday 17th May 6.00pm to 10.00pm Saturday 18th May 9.30am to 6.00pm Saturday 18th May 6.30pm to 10.00pm (Gala Dinner) Sunday […]

Shackleton Memorial in Westminster Abbey

On the 150th anniversary of his birth, Thursday 15 February 2024, a Memorial to ‘The Boss’ will be unveiled in Westminster Abbey. The Great West Door will open at 1630 to allow the congregation to enter for Choral Evensong, to which all are welcome. Abbey staff will direct people to their seats by 1645, ahead of […]

Roald Amundsen Conference

The Devon and Cornwall Polar Society will be holding a Roald Amundsen Conference on Saturday 28 October 2023 This will take place at Lewinsky Building Plymouth University PL4 8AA For further details, and to book your place, please go to the DCPS site

Come and experience Art beneath the Ice

Join us for a magical evening of Art and Adventure… This wonderful exhibition by renowned artist Johny Midnight tells Shackleton’s inspirational story in a unique new way – in oil on canvas. Mensun Bound, Director of Exploration on the expedition that discovered Shackleton’s Endurance at the bottom of the Weddell Sea last year, also has […]

Society Dinners

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 […]

Shackleton’s Legacy Exhibition at the RGS

The James Caird Society is delighted to announce a brand new exhibition has opened to mark the centenary of The Boss’s death. Shackleton’s Legacy and the Power of early Antarctic Photography will be available to view in the Pavilion at RGS until the end of April. This superb exhibition draws on a wealth of material, […]

Lucky for some!

Friday 13 August 2021 turned out to be an auspicious day for some lucky members of the James Caird Society and their guests. Those who responded in time were able to enjoy a splendid Grand Summer Barbecue aboard HQS Wellington, voted by some of the assembled company as ‘one of the best settings in London’. […]

Next JCS Dinner

As we feared, the May dinner has now been ‘postponed’. We are hoping to arrange an alternative event later in the summer but in the meantime can confirm that the next event at Dulwich College will be the 2021 AGM, followed by a much delayed dinner and talk. This will take place on Friday 5 […]

May Dinner 2021

Thanks to the on-going Covid situation, a question mark remains over this event, earmarked for 21 May. We would like to delay a final decision for as long as possible and are liaising closely with Dulwich College to ensure that, if we can go ahead, the event will comply with all Covid restrictions and regulations. […]