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’ life boat James Caird. Read more about the Endurance Expedition.
The 2019 AGM and Dinner will take place at Dulwich College on Friday 22 November 2019 when the speaker will be Simon Stephens, Curator of the Ship Model and Boat collections at the National Maritime Museum. The AGM will begin at 5.30pm and will be followed by drinks round the boat in the James Caird Hall. Dinner and the talk will take place in the Great Hall.
Please contact Andy Kinniburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org) asap if you would like to attend the dinner; guests very welcome.
Please note that the May Dinner 2020 will be on Friday 1 May, NOT 15 May as previously stated
The 2018 AGM took place on Friday 23 November 2018 and the event was followed by a fascinating talk from David Mearns on the problems associated with finding and recovering wrecked ships. A full account of the evening will appear in the 2019 Newsletter.
The 2019 AGM will take place on Friday 22 November, speaker tbc.
The 2017 AGM marked the last with Sir James Perowne as Chairman. He has been succeeded by Rear Admiral Nick Lambert. You can read Sir James’s final address to the JCS here.