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Exploring Legends with Alexandra Shackleton

The Hon. Alexandra Shackleton succeeded her father, Lord Shackleton KG OBE PC (1911-1994), younger son of the explorer, as president of the James Caird Society. The registered charity is the only institution that exists to preserve the memory, honor the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name Sir Ernest Shackleton, KCVO (l874-l922).

Based in London, Ms. Shackleton has been instrumental in furthering Shackleton historic research, contributed forewords to books on Antarctic exploration and consulted on several films and TV series including Channel Four/First Sight Films television drama Shackleton starring Kenneth Branagh, and the Discovery Channel series Shackleton: Death or Glory starring Tim Jarvis. She also has had the honor of christening three ships: the Royal Navy's Ice Patrol ship, HMS Endurance; the trawler Lord Shackleton; and the British Antarctic Survey ship, RRS Ernest Shackleton.

Jim Clash FR '99 will ask Ms. Shackleton about all of this and more, then at the end of the interview, open the floor to audience questions.

Date: Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free to EC Student Members, $5 w/ valid Student ID

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