The South Georgia Association is inviting nominations for the award of the Morag Husband Campbell medal for the fourth year.
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.
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
31st December 2020. 12 February 2021.
The award would be made in 2021 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
Download the Nomination Form Here:Morag Husband Campbell Medal Nomination Form 2021 (35 KB)
The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) is writing a strategic framework for managing the territory between 2021 and 2026.
The strategy is a follow-up to the 2016-2020 Strategy, which you can see here
SGA Members are encouraged to visit the GSGSSI website (see button below) to read more about the plan, read a copy, and submit any thoughts, comments or other feedback by 16 November.
Toothfish, Construction and Good Riddance to Rats
Following the success of our online talk – Whales, Mountains and Penguins – in June, we are holding another one. We are repeating the successful format of three short talks followed by questions from the ‘floor’. The event will be hosted via the online platform Zoom. For those unfamiliar with Zoom, we can forward instructions on how to download and use the app if requested.
Place: The comfort of your own home. SGA Members will be contacted by email with registration details. We will also keep you updated here, and on the FaceBook page.
Date: Wednesday 9 September 2020
Time: 7PM (1800 GMT for overseas participants )
The meeting invitation will be sent out on Tuesday 8 September to the email address you have provided.
NB – you do not need to ‘sign up’ to a Zoom account in order to attend this meeting.
Tell your friends: Please feel welcome to invite non-members to participate – the more the merrier! (There is a maximum audience of 300 people).
The South Georgia Association is delighted to notify our members of the Shackleton’s Final Quest voyage that has been scheduled for February 2022.
Organised by Ice Tracks Expeditions in collaboration with our friends at the James Caird Society, this spectacular voyage on the the newly launched MS Seaventure will pay tribute to the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. The voyage is timed as a commemoration of the centenary of Shackleton’s final voyage south – the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-22), commonly known as the Quest Expedition. Shackleton’s sudden death on the voyage on 5 January 1922 was a defining moment in the Antarctic age of heroism, which still resonates today.
The 20-day itinerary features the Falklands, South Georgia and a number of sites in the peninsula and surrounding islands, including (weather permitting) Elephant Island. Guests will also have the opportunity to fly on to Buenos Aires and cross the Rio Plata to Montevideo, the city that gave Shackleton a hero’s funeral.
For those that may be interested in the trip, Ice Tracks is offering an early bird discount of 15% off for anyone putting down a £500 refundable deposit by 29 February. This will secure a berth until 5 August 2020.
For further details, including a detailed itinerary, kit requirements and costings, please visit the Ice Tracks website HERE: and download a leaflet with more information hereIce Tracks 2020 Flyer (459 KB)