Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2023 Awarded to Dr Frederik Paulsen

The South Georgia Association is delighted to announce the award for the sixth year of the Morag Husband Campbell medal for 2023 to Dr Frederik Paulsen, in recognition of his “outstanding and sustained support for the ecological restoration, preservation of heritage and enhancement of scientific knowledge of South Georgia”

South Georgia Association Spring Meeting and AGM 28 April 2023

The South Georgia Association are pleased to announce a live, in-person, Spring Meeting and Annual General Meeting at the Royal Over-Seas League in London on 28 April. Members are welcome to bring guests. Non-members may attend, but not vote in AGM proceedings. Tickets for the evening, including the reception, cost £30.00 per person. We have tried to keep the price as low as possible.


Members have been sent details of how to apply for tickets by Email. Non-members can follow the following link to obtain tickets:


17:45 Pay Bar Opens. Catch up with your South Georgia friends.
1800 – 1900: Reception including drinks and canapés
1900 – 1945: AGM Proceedings, Updates from GSGSSI, SGHT (and BAS tbc), Award of Morag Husband Campbell medals
20:00 – 21:00: “Winter Surveys at South Georgia” a lecture by Dr Martin Collins, with plenty of pictures of South Georgia in the winter!

Presentations of Morag Husband Campbell Medals

We were unable to present the medals in person over the past couple of years so we will catch up now – Bob Headland and Crag Jones will be presented with their medals at the meeting.

The Talk – Dr Martin Collins OBE

Martin will talk about recent winter fishery surveys including the Groundfish survey May 2021, winter krill surveys 2022 and time spent at King Edward Point during the 2022 winter.

We are looking into recording the talk for non-attendees to enjoy later, but are not sure that we have the technology.

Getting There

What Three Words: ///

Nearest Underground Station: Green Park on the Jubilee/Piccadilly/Jubilee lines

Talk – The Discovery of Shackleton’s Lost Ship – 4 March 2023

The Successful Endurance22 Expedition to Locate Endurance at the Bottom of the Weddell Sea, Antarctica

4 March 2023 2PM for 14:30 Start

The South Georgia Association and the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute, in partnership with the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, are pleased to bring you this new, live, event. We will not be recording or streaming this online for copyright reasons.

Introduced by Donald Lamont, Chairman of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, which organised and funded the Endurance22 expedition.

Followed by presentations from the leaders of the expedition, and the film maker who recorded the drama of the search and discovery:

Speakers: John Shears, Nico Vincent and Natalie Hewit.
Venue: The BMS University of Cambridge Chemistry Lecture Theatre adjacent to Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge
(See Map Below)
What Three Words: pool.beams.bath
When: Saturday 4 March 2023. Doors open 2 pm for 2:30 pm start.
Cost: £20 per person
Please note: Due to construction work, there is no parking, including disability parking, at the venue.
Scan the QR Code to buy tickets at EventBrite

Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2023 – Call for Nominations

The South Georgia Association is inviting nominations for the award of the Morag Husband Campbell medal for the sixth year.

MHC Medal
The Morag Husband Campbell Medal

The Medal has been made possible by a generous bequest from a long-standing and enthusiastic supporter of the Association, Miss Morag Husband Campbell.

It comprises a Sterling silver relief medallion, 60mm in diameter. The name of the recipient and the year will be inscribed on the reverse. It is intended to award the Medal every year or every other year depending upon nominations.

Morag Husband Campbell
Morag Husband Campbell

The Association has agreed that the Medal should be awarded to individuals who have contributed significantly to the understanding, appreciation and promotion of South Georgia. This would encompass

  • i) scientific studies as well as in the arts and humanities including culture, history, heritage, artistic endeavour etc.,
  • ii) adventurous travel and “exploration”, or
  • iii) activities which enhance the wider appreciation of South Georgia (e.g. in the media or through administrative functions).

Nominations (self-nominations are not permitted) should be made on an official Nomination Form available below and from the Secretary of the Association. to whom they should be sent no later than 28 February 2023 .

The award would be made in 2023 at the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Given present uncertainties regarding Covid-19 in the UK the AGM may be either delayed or conducted by video streaming.

Professor David J Drewry
Chair SGA

Download the Nomination Form Here:

Morag Husband Campbell Medal Nomination Form 2023 (35.00 KB)

Download the Press Release (ie the content of this page) Here:

Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2023 – Press Release (622.87 KB)

‘SG Then and Now’ Talk is Online

The SGA Online Talk of 22 April 2022, “South Georgia Then and Now – 1982 And All That” with Bob Headland, Pat Lurcock, and Jamie Coleman can now be seen on our YouTube channel. You can see this, and our previous talks, on the SGA Video Recordings page via the Resources menu on our website.

Delivering PSI Published

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) have published details of the programme that will implement the ‘Protect, Sustain, Inspire’ approach to managing the territory.

Spring Meeting Cancelled

We regret to announce that our proposed spring meeting on HQS Wellington on 6 May has not had sufficient interest to go ahead so, sadly, we have had to cancel. We hope to see you in person a little later on some time.

Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2022 Awarded to Tony Martin

The South Georgia Association is delighted to announce the award for the Morag Husband Campbell Medal for 2022 to Professor Tony Martin, “in recognition of his outstanding and dedicated contributions to South Georgia – in particular his pivotal role in the South Georgia Heritage Trust Habitat Restoration Programme of the Island and as a consequence promoting a wider appreciation of these islands”

Online SGA Talk – 22 April 2022 – Then and Now

The South Georgia Association is pleased to present another online talk on Friday 22 April 2022.

Who and What: Then and Now, with Bob Headland, Pat Lurcock and Jamie Coleman.

Recollections of life at King Edward Point by people who were there at the time of the invasion in 1982, when the military garrison was replaced by the applied fisheries research laboratory in 2001 and during the latest summer season 2021 to 2022. Bob Headland, Pat Lurcock and Jamie Coleman will present their memories of past and recollections of recent events illustrated by contemporary photographs.

Where: The Comfort of your own Home, via Zoom

When: 1930 on Friday 22 April 2022 (1830 GMT for overseas viewers)

Cost: Free

CANCELLED: SGA Annual Spring Meeting – 6 May 2022

We regret that we have had to cancel the spring meeting on HQS Wellington as there was not enough interest. If you have already paid, we will contact you directly to arrange a refund.

After a two-year hiatus the 2022 Spring Meeting of the South Georgia Association will be held on board HQS Wellington, on London’s Victoria Embankment, on Friday 6 May 2022 at 4.30 PM.

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