Dulwich College is to host a two-part lecture on Sir Ernest Shackleton (Old Alleynian 1887-1890) and the James Caird on Tuesday 6 October 2015. This is the third lecture in the College’s ‘GE Moore Lecture Series’ which was established to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the College in 2019.

Speaker Seb Coulthard was the expedition engineer on the 2013 recreation of Shackleton’s epic voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia and will be speaking on ‘Shackleton: Engineering Success out of Defeat’. Simon Stephens, Curator of the Ship Model and Boat Collections at the National Maritime will speak on ‘Life after Shackleton: The Conservation and Travels of the James Caird’.

The evening will commence at 6.45pm with a drinks reception in the James Caird Hall in The Laboratory, the new home of the James Caird, the 23-foot whaler in which Shackleton and five companions made their 800-mile voyage. Lectures will take place in the Great Hall 7.30 – 9.00pm and a selection of artefacts and podcasts will be available in the Lower Hall.

Tickets cost £10 each and are available from lectureseries@dulwich.org.uk