SGA Online Talks – Whales Penguins and Mountains

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Dr Jennifer Jackson (BAS): Whale recovery at South Georgia: findings from three years of surveyDr Tom Hart (Oxford University): Counting the South Sandwich Islands: an interdisciplinary expeditionCrag Jones: President Gorbachev: My Part In His Downfall


SGA Online Talks No. Two – 9 September 2020

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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, […]


Online Talk No. 3 – Thursday 26 November 2020

Three talks as follows: John Dickens – Aerial Studies take off in South Georgia John has worked at Bird Island and KEP for the British Antarctic Survey. He will discuss how drones are being used to observe wildlife in South Georgia, a pilot project he participated in during his time on the island with BAS. Dr Robb […]


SGA Talk – The A68 Iceberg at South Georgia

Laura Gerrish and Sally Thorpe from the British Antarctic Survey tell us about the massive iceberg A68A that recently approached South Georgia, and the work being undertaken to study it, and its possible impacts on the island.

Gilbert White Shackleton Talk Online by John Dudeney

"This talk provides a new historical perspective on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s amazing adventure in the Weddell Sea – of brave hopes, hopes dashed, shipwreck and castaway, and ultimate survival. But in doing so, it will draw on previously unknown information from a century ago held in the UK National Archives which was recently uncovered by […]


Wild Water Whales – Online Talk

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An online presentation introduced by Jen Jackson of the British Antarctic Survey.


SGA Annual General Meeting

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The South Georgia Association will hold this year's AGM online using Zoom on 7 May. We were unable to hold an AGM last year so this online one will cover the past two years. We will also be presenting (virtually) a Morag Husband Campbell Medal to a deserving recipient who has been making a significant […]

Sealing Site Archaeology Expedition Talk

NB 1930 start time is BST, ie 1830 UTC/GMT Marcus Brittain from the university of Cambridge will be talking online about the recent SGHT Archaeological Expedition that the SGA helped with. In 2019 they examined a number of sealing sites around South Georgia, uncovering a surprising amount of history. Bob Burton from the SGHT will […]

SGA Online Talk – The Shackleton Crossing, by a Repeat Offender

NB 1930 start time is BST, ie 1830 UTC/GMT Since taking part in the IMAX film ‘Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure’ in 2000, Stephen Venables has followed Shackleton’s route from King Haakon Bay to Stromness no less than four times, with a fifth crossing scheduled for 2022. He will describe the route and some of the peaks […]

South Georgia Heritage / UK Antarctic Heritage Trust Auction

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This is your chance to help raise funds for conservation work in South Georgia and Antarctica, by making a bid for a bargain! Auction lots include a very special Antarctic Cruise, behind-the-scenes tours, original artworks, signed memorabilia and much more.

Devon and Cornwall Polar Society – “QUEST 100”

Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth Millbay, Plymouth, United Kingdom

On Friday, 24 September 2021 Devon & Cornwall Polar Society are planning a one day event in Plymouth to commemorate the centenary of the sailing of Quest from Millbay Dock at the start of the Shackleton - Rowett Expedition. There will be a selection of talks, films and displays and lunch taking up the full […]

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