Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

Michael Smith

  • 7:30pm
  • Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall School, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL
Michael Smith
Michael Smith

Michael Smith is a former journalist and an authority on Polar exploration who has written nine books.

He has appeared in TV and radio documentaries and has lectured at the Royal Geographic Society and the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.

Shackleton – By Endurance We Conquer is the first major biography of the great Polar explorer who became a legend on four epic voyages of discovery to the Antarctic a century ago. Michael commemorates this year’s centenary of the famous 1916 Endurance expedition by recalling the compelling story of a complex and charismatic man who touched greatness on the ice but struggled to come to terms with home life.

Shackleton was an inspirational figure who lived life “like a mighty rushing wind” but was happiest in the icy wilderness where he could leave behind the complications of his personal life.

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