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18th Shackleton Autumn School

Athy Heritage Centre Museum

Friday, 26 October 2018 at 19:30 - Monday, 29 October 2018 at 14:00 (IST)

18th Shackleton Autumn School

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Weekend Ticket 26 Oct 2018 €155.00 €13.00
Saturday 10.00am “Lessons from the Arctic” Geir Klover 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Saturday 11.20 am “What the sea floor at the top and bottom of the World can tell use about the great ice sheets” Kelly Hogan 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Saturday 12.10 “Solving famous Shipwreck Mysteries” David Mearns 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Saturday 2.30pm “The Extraordinary Four Antarctic Winters of Argentine Jose Manuel Moneta during the 1920's" Bob Headland 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Saturday 4.10pm “Conor O'Brien: Patriot, Sailor and Adventurer” Jim McAdam 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
5.00pm 'Icebreakers' A series of short presentations on topics relevant to the Shackleton Autumn School,presented by those with a passion for their sub 26 Oct 2018 Free €0.00
Dinner 8.00 pm Autumn School Dinner in Clanard Court Hotel, Athy 26 Oct 2018 €40.00 €3.80
Sunday 10.00 am “Kathleen Shackleton, Ernest's Arctic Sister” Sharon Greene 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Sunday 11.20 am “In Shackleton's Wake" Arved Fuchs 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Sunday 12.10 pm “Isolation; Working and Wintering in Antarctica” Mike Brian 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Sunday 2.30 pm 'William Spier Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero' Isobel Williams & John Dudeney 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Sunday 3.30 pm Film Ice and the Sky 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Sunday 5.00pm Open Forum – Chaired by Bob Headland 26 Oct 2018 Free €0.00
Cultural Evening Athy Arts Centre 8.30 pm 'Shackleton's Carpenter' This one man show, written by Gail Louw, tells the story of Harry McNish, the carpenter on Shackleton's ill fated ship, Endurance. 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40
Monday, Field Trip 10.00 am Bus tour through Shackleton country. A Visit to Ballitore and the home of Mary Leadbeater, writer and ancestor of Ernest Shackleton and Quaker Meeting House 26 Oct 2018 €10.00 €1.40

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18th Ernest Shackleton Autumn School

October Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday 26th — Monday 29th October 2018

Athy Heritage Centre Museum- Shackleton Museum presents the 18th Annual Shackleton Autumn School, an action packed weekend. 'The Polar Event Of The Year', provides a forum for discussion and debate on polar exploration and the presentation of artistic works relevant to Polar Exploration. The event  of the year that commemorates the South Kildare Polar explorer in the county of his birth,with a series of lectures, film, drama, annual dinner, exhibition, book launch and bus tour. The Museum is home to the only permanent exhibition devoted to Ernest Shackleton the Kildare born Polar explorer. Highlights include an original sledge and harness from his Antarctic expeditions, a model of Shackleton’s ship Endurance and an audio-visual display featuring Frank Hurley’s film footage of the Endurance expedition.

Exhibition

Daily Exhibitions – Athy Heritage Centre - Museum- Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Bank Holiday Monday 10am - 2pm

10.00am – 5.00pm   -           "Exploring Shackleton"

The exhibition focuses on the life and expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The exhibition text was developed by the Fram Museum, Oslo and is complemented by artefacts from the Museum's own and private collections.


Friday 268h October


7.30pm          Official Opening & Exhibition Launch by Her Excellency, Ambassador Else Berit Eikeland, the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland

8.00pm           Book Launch         

In association with the publishers the school is delighted to host the launch of The Spectral Arctic: A History of Ghosts and Dreams in Polar Exploration, published by UCL.Through new readings of archival documents, exploration narratives and fictional texts, author Shane McCorristine reveals the hidden stories of dreaming and haunted explorers, of frozen mummies, of rescue balloons, visits to Inuit shamans, and of the entranced female clairvoyants who travelled to the Arctic in search of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition. 

Saturday, 27th October

Lecture Series                                                         

 10.00am              “Lessons from the Arctic”      Geir klover        Admission €10

 10.50am              TEA/COFFEE

 11.20                   “What the sea floor at the top and bottom of the World can tell use about the great ice sheets”

                              Kelly Hogan                         Admission €10

 12.10                  “Solving famous Shipwreck Mysteries”         David Mearns         Admission €10

 1pm                     LUNCH

 2.30pm         “The Extraordinary Four Antarctic Winters of Argentine Jose Manuel Moneta during the  1920's"                               Bob Headland           Admission €10

 3.50pm               TEA/COFFEE

 4.10pm         “Conor O'Brien: Patriot, Sailor and Adventurer”     Jim McAdam           Admission €10                   5.00pm        'Icebreakers'    A series of short presentations on topics relevant to the Shackleton Autumn School,                         presented by those with a passion for their subject.              Admission Free

 8.00pm              Dinner       Autumn School Dinner in Clanard Court Hotel, Athy          Tickets €40

 Sunday, 28th October                                                     


Lecture Series

 10.00am          “Kathleen Shackleton, Ernest's Arctic Sister”      Sharon Greene     Admission €10

 10.50am           TEA/COFFEE                 

  11.20am         “In Shackleton's Wake"         Arved Fuchs           Admission €10                     

 12.10pm          “Isolation; Working and Wintering in Antarctica”      Mike Brian    Admission €10

 1pm                  LUNCH

 2.30pm     'William Spier Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero'    Isobel Williams & John Dudeney                                Admission €10       

Film                                                          

3.30pm          Ice and the Sky

This documentary follows the story of the French Scientist Claude Lorius who has participated in 22 expeditions to the polar region since the 1960's. A long time campaigner about global warming. In this elegiac film he reflects on his scientific endeavours including his key work in ice cores. The film was directed by Luc Jacquet best known as the Oscar wining director of March of the Penguins.              Admission €10

 5.00pm         Open Forum – Chaired by Bob Headland         

 Cultural Evening                Athy Arts Centre 8.30pm          

'Shackleton's Carpenter'       This one man show, written by Gail Louw, tells the story of Harry McNish, the carpenter on Shackleton's ill fated ship, Endurance.  Performed by Malcom Rennie and directed by Tony Milner                                                                                                          Admission €10    


Monday, 29th October 2018

Field Trip

10.00am    Bus tour through Shackleton country. A Visit to Ballitore and the home of Mary Leadbeater, writer and ancestor of Ernest Shackleton and Quaker Meeting House.                              Fare €10




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Athy Heritage Centre & Museum
Athy Town Hall,
Emily Square,
R14KIW65 Athy
Ireland

Friday, 26 October 2018 at 19:30 - Monday, 29 October 2018 at 14:00 (IST)


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