On Friday, 24 September 2021 Devon & Cornwall Polar Society are planning a one day event in Plymouth to commemorate the centenary of the sailing of "Quest" from Millbay Dock at the start of the "Shackleton - Rowett Expedition".
Inevitably, the day will be dependent upon the Covid restrictions in force at the time, which at present are impossible to forecast.
There will be a selection of talks, films and displays and lunch taking up the full day.
Speakers already engaged are:
The event will take place at the historic Duke of Cornwall Hotel, MIllbay, Plymouth where Shackleton stayed before sailing out of Plymouth Sound. A discounted accommodation package will be available for those wanting to stay overnight.
Please keep in touch with updates on the website www.devonandcornwallpolarsociety.org.uk/futureevents
Once the arrangements have been re-confirmed we will circulate full details and a booking form.
Devon & Cornwall Polar Society
3 March 2021
During this CV lockdown members may take inspiration from this Shackleton Museum podcast about the Endurance Expedition
Members isolating from the pandemic may be comforted by watching this You Tube film about Sailing around Cape Horn in a tall ship.