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Amundsen, Scott & Shackleton: The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

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Course: Amundsen, Scott & Shackleton: The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
Tutor: Mark Cottle
Start Date: 16th February 2018
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 18th February 2018
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £321.00
Non Res Fee: £215.00 What's included?

The heroic age of Antarctic exploration – a period without mechanised transport, aircraft or even communication with the outside world – was essentially a series of sagas of men, ponies and dogs pitting their strengths against one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet. The course will start with the Victorian search for the North-West Passage, looking at Franklin's expedition and Amundsen's voyage over half a century later. With reference to early attempts to reach the North Pole, from Nansen onwards, the course will focus on expeditions led by Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton to reach the South Pole. The rich historical sources of this period, in particular diaries, photographs and film will be used to help reconstruct and interpret a remarkable era in the history of exploration. 

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Mark Cottle is a lecturer and trainer with much experience in speaking in public and in training the subject. He has taught the day course on Speaking with Confidence very successfully at Dillington for a number of years and is always keen to make the day interesting and enjoyable.

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