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 AGM of the JCS took place on Friday 17 November 2017 and the event was followed by a fascinating talk on Amundsen by Geir Klover, Director of the Fram Museum in Oslo.
The AGM marked the last with Sir James Perowne as Chairman. He is succeeded by Rear Admiral Nick Lambert. You can read Sir James’s final address to the JCS here.
The 2018 AGM will take place on Friday 23 November 2018 and the event will be followed by a talk by David Mearns on the problems associated with finding and recovering wrecked ships…
The May Dinner will take place on Friday 3 May 2019 when the speaker will be Sue Flood.