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 19th May 10.00am to 5.30pm

Come and indulge in a celebration of the life and work of ‘The Boss’ and the men from the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. Discover Shackleton’s unique legacy of leadership, learn of the science of ice, the contribution of Ernest’s men and be amazed by the imagery of Hurley and Hussey. Key speakers include Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Michael Smith, Shane Murphy, Mensun Bound, Seamus Taafe, Trevor Potts, Kevin Kenny, Caitlin Brandon, Emma Puranen, Anne Strathie, Simon Stephens, Geoff Selley and more. Short presentations will be given by other polar aficionados. There will be opportunities to meet polar authors, view the RGS Shackleton Collection and enjoy Johny Midnight’s Shackleton Collection of oil paintings.

On Friday evening esteemed actor Malcolm Rennie will perform his famous one-man show Shackleton’s Carpenter. Entry is free for those who have purchased tickets for the Saturday and/or Sunday sessions. On Saturday evening there will be a Gala Buffet Dinner (limited to 90). Demand for tickets will be high so book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket prices (per person): £250 (whole weekend); £125 (one day). £130 (Gala Dinner).

Tea and coffee will be provided at break times.

To book, please use one of the links below. First you will need to register with the RGS with your email and a chosen password. Then follow the instructions and you will be directed to the booking page automatically.

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Full details of all the events are available from

Jamie Owen, Image Licensing Sales Manager, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

M: 020 75913015