Future Events

Some dates for your diary in 2018

Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth at 7pm

Members are invited to this talk by Michael Palin in Dartmouth about his new book about Sir John Franklin's HMS Erebus (due to be published in August 2018) Tickets from Dartmouth Bookseller 01803 8333383 It should be a special evening in the grand surroundings of the Britannia Royal Naval College!


Wednesday 10 October 2018 at The Flavel Theatre, Dartmouth
7pm for 7.30pm

DCPS members are invited to attend this talk
at The Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth


Thursday 25 October 2018 at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth

Society Autumn Meeting

We are delighted that James Killingbeck will be with us at the meeting to give the talk (starting at 7.30pm) that had to be postponed in March

'Sailing on Thin Ice' is the story about a voyage of a small research yacht, 'Gambo', sailing from Wales to N.W. Greenland. The talk will join the crew as they cast off, bound for icy fjords, soon to be joined by a BBC film team. It will explain some of the ice/ocean interaction fieldwork that took place in the ensuing year and following seasons as well as what that work achieved. The team's experiences ranged from gigantic iceberg calving events, to unique Inuit customs, to helicopters and hovercrafts!

Gambo was sailed across the Atlantic in 2012 by a crew of 4. The project was under the direction of Professor Alan Hubbard of Aberystwyth University and the University of Tromso. Alan is the owner of Gambo. James Killingbeck was one of the crew and became skipper in 2014, he will be giving the talk. He returned to NW Greenland in 2017 working on another sailing vessel, 'Ivilia', as part of the NASA funded 'Oceans Melting Greenland project'.