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Shackleton Expedition Talk

Shackleton Expedition Talk

Roderick Wordie talk, Wednesday 18th May – Coffee Shop

Today we were given fantastic talk by Roderick Wordie on his grandfather’s trip with Ernest Shackleton across the Antarctic. The talk was in APT 1 in the Coffee Shop, where a crowd of one hundred plus boys and dons gathered to witness this very personal talk on one of the greatest adventures ever to take place.

The talk started with Geordie Gordon-Lennox giving a great introduction to our speaker: telling us that Mr Wordie’s grandfather was the geologist on the Shackleton expedition. The talk focused on some of the most brutal events that occurred on the trip and also the talk focused on the diary of his grandfather, so it was a very personal talk. We were also shown the photos taken by Mr Hurley, which also showed us how hard the trip was.

The talk was something special and not to be missed, because it really showed whether the myths and the legends of this expedition were true, thanks to the diary. Mr Wordie was an excellent speaker and presented his grandfather’s history superbly. A big thanks from me, Geordie, GJAH and Radley to Roderick for doing the talk and coming in during his busy schedule. Also thank you to Geordie and GJAH for organising the talk.

Report by Charles Henry, E Social 6.1

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