Wordie talk, Wednesday 18th May – Coffee Shop
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.
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.
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