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 May Dinner will take place at Dulwich College on Friday 3 May 2019 when the speaker will be Sue Flood. This promises to be a fascinating evening. Sue Flood is one of the world’s leading wildlife and travel photographers, with a special interest in the Antarctic. Her photographs have won several awards, and she has some intriguing anecdotes to accompany the sensational pictures! Her latest book is entitled Emperor: The Perfect Penguin.
Please contact Andy Kinniburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org) asap if you would like to attend the dinner; guests very welcome.
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.