Sponsors: The Antarctic Circle and Falcon Scott
Co-Sponsors: Don Webster (New Zealand), Janice Tipping (England) Joan Boothe (USA)
Maggs Bros. Booksellers (England), Kingsbridge Books (Paul Davies, England), Meridian Rare Books (Stuart Leggatt, England), Fram Museum (Geir Kløver, Norway)

NEW     RE-CAP May 29, 2015

NEW     FINAL UPDATE April 26, 2015

NEW     Since April 19th

NEW     Since April 12th

NEW     Since April 1st

NEW     Logistics & Sharing

Principles of the SouthPole-sium
Registration information and Form
Those who have registered
Those who are planning to attend
Those who have expressed interest in attending
Subjects of talks proposed to be presented so far
Subject ideas for talks that might be presented
Craobh Haven
Lunga House, our venue
Accommodation options
Links relative to Scotland
Wardroom Dinners on board the Discovery in Dundee
Updates & E-mails
Comments from those contacted


This will expand and change as the SouthPole-sium approaches.

FRIDAY (1 May 2015)
Registration, informal discussions, socializing during morning and afternoon, for early arrivals. Help with setting up appreciated ("penguin placing," etc.)
Reception commencing at 6:00/18:00 at Lunga House outside—weather permitting—or inside if not. Opening of the SouthPole-sium at 7:00/19:00. The Opening will be followed by a barbecue.
Possibly some sort of entertainment; perhaps by one or more of the attendees. Perhaps some traditional Scottish music. Any volunteers? Show & Tell

SATURDAY (2 May 2015)
9:00 Welcome by the sponsors. 'Housekeeping' items. Roundtable: Attendees introduce themselves and their interests extensively (throughout morning). Followed—if time—by start of short presentations, book launch(es).
12:30 Lunch. Sandwiches, etc.
1:30/13:30 Afternoon. Expanded talk (up to 40 minutes) on Scotland in the Antarctic by Bob Headland. Followed by short presentations (up to 15 minutes) through the end of the day, some moderated.
6:00/18:00 Evening. Reception followed by the Banquet, concluding with a variety of tom foolery and entertainment. Short after-dinner talk by Bob Burton The Strange and Awful History of Scurvy. Perhaps a short auction (see below).

SUNDAY (3 May 2015)
9:30 Continuation of Saturday's short presentations and discussions including one or more moderated sessions. Book launch(es).
12:30 Lunch.
1:30/13:30 Continuation of short presentations and discussions including one or more moderated sessions. Book launch(es).
Perhaps a short excursion of some sort near the end of the day.
Drinks and something to eat at The Lord of the Isles pub down in the village (cost not included in registration).

MONDAY (4 May 2015, Bank Holiday)
9:30 Continuation of Sunday's short presentations and discussions including one or more moderated sessions.
12:30 Lunch. Sandwiches, etc., followed by wrap-up discussions and farewells.
The SouthPole-sium will formally adjourn by 3:00/15:00, though many attendees will still be present and can do as they please.

NOTE: We will strive to keep talks to 15 minutes. This was a challenge at the first SouthPole-sium. There will be one longer talk by Bob Headland as noted above.