PAST ANTARCTIC EVENTS - 2019 and 2020.

Included here are notices of lectures, conferences and other gatherings or events of Antarctic interest that appeared in 2019 and 2020 in 'Antarctic Events' but are now history.

Last updated: 21 February 2021.

INDEX OF EVENTS (Most recent first):

Stanfords Archive Exhibition. Stanfords, London. October 18, 2019-January 3, 2020.
Polar Exploration Exhibition. Spink, London. November18-22, 2019.
19th Shackleton Autumn School. Athy, Ireland. October 25-28, 2019.
Symposium: A Celebration of Women in Antarctica. The Ohio State University, Columbus. October 17-18, 2019.
SouthPole-sium v.4 Dublin. 7-9 June 2019.
James Caird Society Members Dinner and Lecture Dulwich College, London. 3 May 2019.

10 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG

18 October 2019- 3 January 2020
Stanfords, the venerable mapseller, has relocated from its home of many years in Long Acre to nearby Langley Street. In the process many interesting historical items, including correspondence with Capt Scott, came to light which are now on display.
Click here for more information.
—Thanks to Joe O'Farrell.

Spink, London

18-22 November 2019
Spink, the medalists, are planning "an important public exhibition of medals and artefacts celebrating Polar Exploration later this year. In mid-November they will be displaying a number of items which have never been seen in public, in what is shaping up to be a famous event."

Click for more information.

This information appeared in Spink's Autumn 2019 magazine Insider.
Thanks to Steve Ross.

Additional information has now been provided.

A handsome, well-illustrated and extensive catalogue was produced for this exhibition at £25 and may still be available.

Click here for photos provided by Stuart Leggatt.

Athy, Ireland

Friday-Monday, 25-28 October 2019
Check back for information as it develops.

Lectures – Exhibitions – Film – Drama – Dinner – Excursion
Friday 25th– Monday 28th October 2019
For information and booking contact:
Athy Heritage Centre– Shackleton Museum
Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare
Tel: 059 – 8633075

Final brochure.

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Thursday-Friday, 17-18 October 2019
"Join us for a symposium that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first All-Woman Research Team in Antarctica. Led by Dr. Lois Jones, this team of four women from The Ohio State University made polar history when they went to Antarctica in 1969.
Speakers will include polar scientists, historians, explorers, and two members of the original team. The symposium will look at women's past, present, and future in science, research, discovery, and leadership."

For more information, contact any organizing committee member: Laura Kissel (, Anne Grunow (, Melisa Diaz (, Michele Cook (, Jason Cervenec (
For the most current information:

Dublin, Ireland
Friday-Sunday, 7-9 June 2019
The fourth SouthPole-sium will convene in Dublin in June.
Full information may be found at

Dulwich College, London
Friday, 3 May 2019
The President, Chairman and Committee of the James Caird Society invite you to a Members Dinner and Lecture at Dulwich College on Friday May 3rd 2019. A drinks reception will be held around the boat in the James Caird Hall at 5.45pm.

Afterwards, Sue Flood will give a lecture in the Great Hall entitled: The Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer and why the Emperor is the Perfect Penguin
      Sue Flood is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, adventure travel leader and public speaker. Her work takes her all over the world and she has a special passion for the wildlife and icy beauty of Antarctica and is one of the very few women who chooses to return again and again to Earth's harshest and most demanding environment.
      A Durham University zoology student graduate, Sue spent 11 years with the BBC Natural History Unit, working on series including The Blue Planet and Planet Earth as well as the Disneynature movie Earth with Sir David Attenborough before deciding to leave and concentrate on her photography.
      She has appeared on screen for the BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic; been featured on the series Cameramen Who Dare and has had images in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Geo and other distinguished publications. She has won multiple awards in competitions including Travel Photographer of the Year, International Photographer of the Year, International Garden Photographer of the Year, the International Conservation Photography Awards ( Best of Festival ), and a Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal.
      Her new book Emperor—The Perfect Penguin with a foreword by Michael Palin, was published in September 2018 and was runner-up in the best Nature book category in the International Photography Awards.
      Sue is a member of the Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and, in recognition of her photographic achievements, met Her Majesty The Queen during a special Adventurers and Explorers event held at Buckingham Palace.
      When she is not in some far-flung location, Sue lives with her husband Chris in North Wales.
The Lecture will be followed by Dinner.
      Tickets are £50 each, to include a three course meal and wine.
      If you wish to attend the Dinner please email the Hon Sec, Dr Andrew Kinniburgh, by April 22nd at the latest, at including in your email your full name, email address, the full name of any guest, whether you have any dietary requirements and your method of payment.
      Please pay by cheque (payable to The James Caird Society) and sent to Dr A. Kinniburgh, 43 Prideaux Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2NB. UK or by bank transfer to SORT CODE 12-01-03 and ACCOUNT NO 00447400, marking the transaction DINNER. If a £ Sterling payment is to be made to our bank (Bank of Scotland) from a bank outside the UK, you may need the following: BIC BOFSGB21254 and IBAN GB84 BOFS 1201 0300 4474 00.
      No tickets will be issued, but email confirmation of your reservation will be sent on receipt of your payment.
      Dress code: Lounge suit.
      There is plenty of parking at Dulwich College and there is a train every 30 minutes from Victoria Station to West Dulwich Station (Orpington Line) which is a 5 minute walk from the College.
      This is a charity Dinner in aid of The Challenge Antarctica Expedition.