|Events for 2013|
|17th May, from 6pm||SGA annual Spring Meeting and AGM.
Our Spring Meeting will again be held at the Royal Overseas League, London. A reception with wine and canapes will be held from 6pm, and at 7pm we will open the formal AGM proceedings. We are delighted to be able to follow this with a talk from Bernard Stonehouse, entitled Whalers, sealers and king penguins: South Georgia in the 1950s.
Bernard spent two summers and a winter on South Georgia in 1953-55, as a research biologist studying the ecology and breeding behaviour of king penguins. For most of the time he lived in a small hut close to a penguin colony in Ample Bay. However, he and his companion, Nigel Bonner, became involved also with the whalers and sealers who were then active around the island. He will be recalling both his research on a fascinating species of penguin, and living on South Georgia in its industrial heyday.
Members are welcome to bring guests but non-members may not take part in AGM proceedings. Tickets for the reception cost £18.00 per person
|12th October, 7.30pm||The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - Exotic terrestrial mammals in Antarctic regions.
Bob Headland will be giving a talk at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER. The lecture will describe the history and environmental effects of terrestrial mammals introduced into Antarctica and the peri-Antarctic islands (all regions covered by the scientific Committee on Antarctic Research). Their effects have varied from benign to disastrous, and campaigns to eliminate them from several islands have recently been implemented. Examples of recent eradication programmes of rodents from South Georgia and Macquarie Island will be included.
This is a joint event with the Friends of SPRI, and will be free to all SGA members. Guests are welcome at £5/head.
|December 2013 - January 2014||Our Norwegian friends at Oyas Venner are arranging a Cruise to South Georgia to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the church at Grytviken. They would be delighted to have SGA members join them. Please get in touch via the Oyas Venner website.|
|Events for 2014|
|May||SGA annual Spring Meeting and AGM.
Details to follow
|7th - 8th August||'Departure of Endurance' Centenary Dinner
We will be joining the Devon and Cornawll Polar Society for a black tie dinner, 100 years after the Endurance departed on the International Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
We will be holding an meeting to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Shackleton's trip to Antartica in Endurance. Details to follow.