SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
A very successful and well-attended JCS Members's Evening, Lecture and Dinner took place at Dulwich College, London, UK on Friday 7 November 2008. The lecture and dinner were preceded by the AGM.
Mr. Charles Swithinbank gave a lecture entitled "50 Years on Ice - The Changing Scene".
This was followed by dinner in the North Cloister and Lower Hall.
Charles Swithinbank, an eminent Antarctic expert and Polar Medallist, was for many years a key figure in the British Antarctic Survey.
He first went to the Arctic in 1945 and to the Antarctic in 1949. After conducting many field seasons in the Polar regions he retired as Head of the Earth Sciences division of the BAS.
Earlier this year Charles Swithinbank returned to the north, visiting Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland.
This was a charity dinner on behalf of the James Caird Society, proceeds of which went to the Shackleton Epic Expedition.