Famous explorers were often inspired by literature; none read more widely than Shackleton. Motivated and encouraged by the poets, he habitually quoted them, with phenomenal memory. Robert Browning was paramount. No explorer wrote so eloquently either – poems, magnificent expedition narratives, and sentences in the Quest diary a few hours before death.
Join guest curator of the Society’s exhibition, Dr Jan Piggott, former Keeper of Archives and Rare Books at Dulwich College, as he considers this important aspect of Shackleton’s life and career.
Marking the centenary of Shackleton's death, the exhibition explores the role of photography and literature throughout Shackleton’s career, and the influences and motivations behind Shackleton's fascination with Antarctica.
Talks and discussion to inspire and inform your own projects.
14 November 2020
What makes a successful rural community? How can community be developed? How can success be measured?
3 June 2020
An ancient eternal fuel, the highest snow passes on Earth, and the last of the great Himalayan muleteers – told by the only known westerner to travel the entire Tea Horse Road by foot.
21 March 2016
As we become an urban species, how can our cities grow and become more resilient to climate change? Alex looks at the lessons London can learn, and apply, from international cities.
11 May 2015
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