Wednesday 10th January
Shackleton – The greatest story ever told
Geoff Selley (FRGS) will recreate the original lantern slide lecture of Dr Hussey, a member of Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 – 17 Antarctic Expedition. Considered one of the greatest survival stories ever told, his presentation tells the extraordinary story of the survival of the ill-fated expedition.
Their ship, the Endurance, was crushed in the Antarctic pack ice and Shackleton and five others undertook an epic 1,300km open boat journey to South Georgia to raise the alarm and ensure the rescue of 22 men. An original artefact from the expedition - the hooch pot - will be available to view.