The complex life of ‘born adventurer’, polar explorer, World War I air ace, and sentenced for treason in 1948, Tryggve Gran, was covered by Robert Foden in his illustrated online talk for the Orkney Aviation Festival
Shackleton’s Ship Endurance Found
” We have made polar history with the discovery of Endurance, and successfully completed the world’s most challenging shipwreck search. ” Dr John Shears, Expedition Leader
Alfred Wegener #OnThisDay
On 6th of February 1912 the Geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener put forward his continental drift theory in a lecture at the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.
John Rae Society Gifted Collection of Polar Exploration Books
The books are the entire collection of Mr John Bramwell, a life member of the society.
Poetry Corner: We Were The Fools Who Could Not Rest
On this day the 27th of January 1820 a Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered the continent of Antarctica.