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Online Antarctic Talk: Shackleton’s Endurance Adventure – revisited

A link has now been sent to ticket holders for tonight’s event. Any new ticket buyers will receive the link after 5pm today. If you have not received your link please email Please bear in mind that if you ring the museum it is not guaranteed that someone will be in the office.

Thursday 4th March 7pm 

Hosted on zoom.

Dr John Dudeney OBE

This talk provides a new historical perspective on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s amazing adventure in the Weddell Sea – of brave hopes, hopes dashed, shipwreck and castaway, and ultimate survival.  But in doing so, it will draw on previously unknown information from a century ago held in the UK National Archives which was recently uncovered by the speaker and his co-workers. The documents so discovered throw a rather different light the behaviour of both Shackleton and the British Government than the popular accounts provide. This is particularly the case concerning the attempts to find out what had happened to Shackleton and his men, and then, when he reappeared in the Falklands, to rescue the castaways on Elephant Island. It will also bring the “forgotten” men of the Ross Sea party into the limelight.

This talk is part of a series of online talks in March. The talks will be recorded but only available to those who buy a ticket. The joining information will be released on the morning of the event.

Other Talks in this series:

18th March: From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Terra Nova expedition members in World War I

25th March: Monitoring the heartbeat of the ocean – The work of the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey 

    • 4th March 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • 7:00 pm